Spring 2022 Book Club

Welcome to the Spring 2022 book club! This will be an active participation discussion community, meaning that you will be strongly encouraged to participate in discourse and activities presented during the book club meetings. Learn more about the book club below, or contact us with any additional questions, concerns, or comments. Happy reading!

Contact: Email: facdev@otc.edu    Phone: (417) 447-4800

Why should I read this book?

Book summary and reviews here!
Or check out these Introductory Video

How do I participate?

Complete the brief survey below, use Microsoft Teams to access the live events and discussion board, or contribute to group notes in Miro (Preview below)!

How do I get the book?

Complete the survey above!

Schedule

Starting March 7th – Physical Book Distribution (so you can read over spring break)

Friday March 25th, 1pm – Session 1: Forward, Preface, & Introduction

Friday April 1st, 1pm – Session 2: Chapters 1-5 (Note: you may want to skip ch 4. I did. It leans heavily on K-12 structures.)

Friday April 8th, 1pm – Session 3

Friday April 15th, 1pm – Session 4: How did Ungrading go in your class?*

 

*For those interested in Ungrading, we ask that you attempt to use Ungrading in a course you are currently teaching, or plan to use Ungrading in a future course. The last meeting will center around our experiences with Ungrading, or our preparations towards implementation in the future.

Post your thoughts and comments in our group-wide forum:

Start a discussion with the “+” sign on the bottom right, or comment on an existing idea below.

Fall 2021 Book Club

Welcome to the Fall 2021 book club! This will be an active participation discussion community, meaning that you will be strongly encouraged to participate in discourse and activities presented during the book club meetings. Learn more about the book club below, or contact us with any additional questions, concerns, or comments. Happy reading!

Contact: Email: facdev@otc.edu    Phone: (417) 447-4800

Why should I read this book?

Learn more about the book here!
Or check out this Introductory Video

How do I participate?

Complete the brief survey below, use Microsoft Teams to access the live events and discussion board, or contribute to group notes in Miro (Preview below)!

How do I get the book?

Option 1: You may request a physical copy of the book in the above survey

Option 2: You may access an online copy through the library (Requires OTC Login)

Option 3: You may download a pdf copy (Requires OTC Login)

What meetings will be held?

Meetings will be held in Microsoft Teams (above). A series of 5 book club meetings are planned based on the chapters of the book. Events will focus on discussing the content from that week. See the sections below.

Friday October 1st 1:00-2:30 pm (Ch.s 1-2) The Science (and Neuroscience) of Your Emotions & The Well-Spring: Emotions Enhance Learning

Friday October 8th 1:00-2:00 pm (Ch. 3) Be the Spark: Crafting Your First (and Lasting) Impression

Friday October 15th 1:00-2:00 pm (Ch. 4) Burning to Master: Mobilizing Student Efforts

Friday October 22nd 1:00-2:00 pm (Ch. 5) Fueling the Fire: Prolonging Student Persistence

Friday October 29th 1:00-2:00 pm (Ch. 6) Best-Laid Plans: When Emotions Challenge or Backfire