2017-2018 Lunch Hour Reading/Discussion Club

Fall 2017 Book Groups

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education

By: David Berliner and Gene Glass

In this comprehensive look at modern education reform, two of the most respected voices in education and a team of young educational scholars use hard-hitting information and a touch of comic relief to separate fact from fiction.

Facilitator: Annie Stinson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Meeting times/dates: Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 -Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, and Nov 29

Location: UC 266

RSVP by: May 26, 2017

Teach Students How to Learn

Authors: Saundra Yancey McGuire with Stephanie McGuire

Called an “electrifying book!” A mentor par excellence for college faculty and their students! Saundra McGuire is unmatched in her ability to utilize the too often mundane Bloom’s taxonomy to develop powerful learning strategies for student success. “Based on solid scientific and real classroom case studies, McGuire’s workshop on meta-cognition provides the participants with sound pedagogical advice and an impressive array of ready-to-use, results oriented teaching techniques for a twenty-first-century classroom.” Join in this opportunity to discuss strategies for student success.

Facilitator: Dale Splinter, Geography/Geology/Environmental Science Department; Liz Hachten, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences; Nicole Weber, Director of Learning Technology; David Reinhart, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department

Meeting times/dates: Mondays 12:00-1:00, September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13, 27

Location: UC 266

RSVP by May 26, 2017


By: James M. Lang

Does the thought of exploring the research on teaching and learning intrigue you? Are you interested in using that research in your teaching? While the answers to those questions are often “yes,” the busy reality of the semester can make the thought of such effort seem a little overwhelming. In Small Teaching, James Lang “bridges the gap between research and practice by providing a fully developed strategy for making deliberate, structured, and incremental steps towards tuning into how your students … learn.” Each meeting we’ll read and discuss small changes that you might implement to see greater gains in learning.

Facilitator: Barbara Rybski Beaver, Professor of Psychology, Director LEARN Center

Meeting times/dates: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30, September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 28, and December 12

Location: UC 266

RSVP by: May 26, 2017

The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators

By: Lisa Landreman

This book examines a social justice pedagogy through theory, facilitation techniques which centers identity, and concludes with supporting students in their social action processes. The book will help members explore this social justice pedagogical approach to facilitating classroom discussion, what it looks like on UWW’s campus, and how we can continue to foster and support a community of educators (faculty, staff, and student leaders).

Facilitator: Dr. Kristi Law, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work; Dr. Kim Knesting-Lund, Associate Professor, Psychology Department

Meeting times/dates: Thursdays 2:00-3:00, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 30

Location: UC 266

RSVP by: May 26, 2017