The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is committed to providing all faculty members weekly resources to support excellent teaching on campus. Members of the TLC represent many different units on campus: SARC, internationalization, technology, and educational theory. Resources published in upbeat are meant to be read in the amount of time it take you to enjoy a coffee or kombucha at your desk.
This week’s resource is a brief article by UP’s Learning Assistance Counselor Br. Tom CSC, Shepard Academic Resource Center. In his “Light on the First Day,” Br. Tom draws on neuroscience to explain what is actually going on in 18-year-old brains on the first day of class, and offers practical suggestions for discussing the syllabus with first year students.
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