The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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October 16 TLC: Developing Your Teaching Persona and Building Classroom Community


Room C415A

What makes a classroom feel like a community? For many teachers, this is an ongoing goal as we work to foster an environment of interconnected learning and camaraderie. Come learn about different strategies for–and challenges to–creating this kind of active learning community in the first of our series of workshops on Community.

In this workshop, we will discuss ways to alleviate the pressure of being “the authority” by developing/refining your teaching persona in a way that serves your learning goals. We will explore ways that you can help students to form a sense of shared purpose in the classroom with you and their peers. Participants will leave the workshop feeling more comfortable about their position in the classroom and with specific activities to help create a strong sense of community among students.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4-6pm in C415A (on the C level). To RSVP, visit at

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