CTL Book Club

Bookshelf filled with Teaching books

The Center for Teaching and Learning's book club offers an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students each semester to discuss two books that focus on issues related to teaching and learning in higher education. A lively and relaxed setting combined with light refreshments provides an ideal setting in which to share teaching experiences and to gather new teaching ideas.

Spring 2018 Schedule
  • Life beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation (link)
    by Martin Covington, Linda von Hoene, & Dominic Voge (2017)
    Fridays: February 9, February 23, March 2
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Clough 466A
  • Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (link)
    by Christine Harrington & Todd Zakrajsek (2017)
    Fridays: March 30 and April 13
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Clough 466A

We have 15 copies of each book available to participants: once you have registered, please stop by CTL and pick up a copy for yourself.

Questions? Email ctlhelp@gatech.edu

Past Books
  • The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh (Spring 2017)
  • Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab (Spring 2017)
  • Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology by Michelle D. Miller (Fall 2016)
  • Are you Smart Enough?: How Colleges' Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students by Alexander W. Astin (Fall 2016)
  • The Two Cultures by C.P. Snow (Spring 2016)
  • Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher by Stephen Brookfield (Spring 2016)
  • Teaching What You Don't Know by Therese Huston (Fall 2015)
  • Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, III, and Mark McDaniel (Fall 2015)
  • How College Works by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs (Fall 2015)
  • The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen J. Langer (Spring 2015)
  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time) by Claude M. Steele (Spring 2015)
  • Who Owns the Learning by Alan November (Fall 2014)
  • The Engaged Campus: Certificates, Minors, and Majors as the New Community Engagement by Dan W. Butin and Scott Seider, Editors (Fall 2014)
  • The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer (Spring 2014)
  • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James Lang (Spring 2014)
  • Thinking About Teaching and Learning: Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students by Robert Leamnson (Fall 2013)
  • Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by José Antonio Bowen (Fall 2013)
  • The Learning Paradigm College by John Tagg (Spring 2013)
  • The Art of Changing Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning by James Zull (Fall 2012)
  • My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan (Spring 2012)
  • Teaching What You Don't Know by Therese Huston (Fall 2011)
  • What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (Spring 2011)