Teaching Triangles - Back by Popular Demand!


Interested in observing and learning what other faculty do in the classroom?

Do you want to get inspiration for how to teach international or diverse learners, create an inclusive classroom, motivate students, use different instructional methods, incorporate educational technologies and more?

Register now for the Teaching Triangles program at cte@capilanou.ca. All faculty are welcome: New, experienced, part-time or full-time, all disciplines.

The kick off meeting is September 26 at 1pm in LB 145 . We will introduce the program, the teams, and expectations for confidentiality, etc. Time requirement is about 8 hours over the course of the semester.

Note: This year, we wanted to make it even easier for participating faculty to coordinate schedules so we turned Teaching Squares into Triangles.

Centre for Teaching Excellence
About Teaching Triangles
The Teaching Triangles program gives faculty an opportunity to gain inspiration and new insight into their teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observations and reflections. By allowing faculty to experience learning in their colleagues' classes, Teaching Triangles can open up unique spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching.
Note that Teaching Triangles is about self-reflection, not peer-evaluation. Participants focus their conversations on what they’ve learned about their own teaching from the observation process.

How Does it Work?
Three faculty members in each “teaching triangle” will agree to visit each other’s classes over the course of a semester and then meet to discuss what they’ve learned from their observations and reflections. Teaching Triangles celebrates teaching excellence, builds rapport among faculty in different disciplines, and encourages reflection of teaching practice.
The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff though programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective.