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Strategies for Building Classroom Community:
A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation with
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Marcia Chatelain

Portrait photo of Dr. Marcia Chatelain. She is wearing a blue blazer with a white blouse.

February 9, 2024
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

Faculty and students alike benefit from a vibrant classroom community. Join us for a moderated conversation with Dr. Chatelain followed by Q&A with Syracuse faculty colleagues addressing these questions:

  • Whether you teach a large, medium, or small course, what can community building look like in your classroom?
  • How can it help you as well as your students?
  • What practical steps can you take to make it happen in your course?

If you are interested in learning more about Marcia Chatelain’s approach to community building, you can watch a 2022 talk she gave at Wake Forest University here. A time-line of the major topics is provided below.

  • 00:00-02:52 Introducing Dr. Marcia Chatelain
  • 02:52-06:31 Lessons from COVID on classroom relationships
  • 06:31-13:03 Theory of teaching: what is teaching?
  • 13:03-01:01:03 Steps to closing the gap between teacher’s intellectual commitment and student’s intellectual curiosity
  • 01:01:33-01:20:32 Q&A

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