Teaching Tidbits is back this spring and will meet from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining Room on the following Tuesdays: February 28, March 7, March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 18. This semester, we will use our meetings to discuss the book “The Invisible Gorilla” by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. The book explores “six everyday illusions that profoundly influence our lives: the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential.” This book provides an approachable, interesting, general introduction to some cognitive psychology areas of research that could inform the way we think about how we teach and how students learn. Any staff or faculty member is welcome to join us and, remember, there is no obligation to come to all the meetings. We will start with chapter one at our first meeting and discuss a new chapter at each of the following meetings.
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