Reading Group

Small Teaching

The fall 2023 reading group selection is Small Teaching, by James Lang (2nd edition).

If you will be attending the reading group and would like for the CTE to purchase a hard copy of the book for you, please fill out this form. Please respond by August 21st if you would like a hard copy of the book.

The first edition is available as an e-book through the Fondren Library. One copy is also available for checkout from the CTE library.

Fall 2023 reading group dates

The reading group meets on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in Herring 129; lunch (pizza) is provided.

Wednesday, September 6: Chapters 1-3
Wednesday, October 11: Chapters 4-6
Wednesday, November 1: Chapters 7-9

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend!

Past reading group selections

  • Higher Education by Derek Bok
  • Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks: Decode the Critical Thinking of Your Discipline by Joan Middendorf and Leah Shopkow
  • The Inequality Machine: How College Divides Us by Paul Tough
  • Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment edited by Frank Tuitt, Chaya Hanes, and Saran Stewart
  • Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College by Peter Felton and Leo M. Lambert
  • Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education by Harriet L. Schwartz, Laurent A. Daloz, and Judith V. Jordan
  • Small Teaching Online by James Lang
  • The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack
  • How Humans Learn: The Science and the Stories Behind Effective College Teaching by Joshua Eyler
  • The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson
  • Make It Stick by Peter Brown, Henry L. Reedier III, and Mark A. McDaniel
  • How College Works by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz