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Need help capturing the attention of your students? You still have time to register for the Third Annual Teaching Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five outstanding speakers will help you brainstorm ways to engage and motivate your students.

The workshop, “Replacing ZZZs with Zip: A Workshop on Student Engagment,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Sciences Building.

David Schumann, director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, with colleagues Chutney Walton, Thelma Woodard and Ferlin McGaskey, and Jed Diamond, director of acting from the Department of Theatre will help participants:

  • Learn what motivates students and what inhibits learning.
  • See how to achieve rapport quickly with your class.
  • Learn how to apply higher levels of learning in the classroom.
  • Prevent passing away by PowerPoint.
  • Brainstorm to evaluate student engagement in your own class.
  • Use principles of good acting to capture the attention of your students.

This workshop is hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Dr. Susan Martin, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs; and the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

The workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required. Lunch is provided to those who pre-register for this highly interactive workshop.

Call 974-7303 to reserve your seat. For more information, visit the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Web site.