Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching & Learning

CTL - Opening doors and enlightening minds since 2002

The CSUN Center for Teaching and Learning is the research, collaboration, and professional development arm of the College of Education. Faculty from all of the various departments in the College of Education are conducting cutting edge research and professional development, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, administrators, and community members, to address the needs of schools. The CTL is proud to host the “Education on the Edge” speaker series annually, as well as offer free educational film screenings. We have a Speakers Bureau and provide professional development to the community, while also hosting the biennial What Really Works conference. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our upcoming activities or how we might work with you and your groups!

 

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Education on the Edge Presents: Scott Sampson

February 10, 2017

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge presents the Education on the Edge speaker series. Dinosaur paleontologist and host of the PBS TV series, Dinosaur Train, Scott Sampson will speak on his latest research findings summarized in his book, How to Raise a Wild Child. Read more

Wendy Murawski and David Kretschmer Talk on Teacher Tone

January 9, 2017

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Exactly how a teacher’s tone of voice is being received by students is worth finding out, said Wendy Murawski, executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge. “There are teachers who are seen as far too critical or negative and they just don’t know it,” she said.
“I’ve known teachers who have been yellers and teachers who have been very, very soft-spoken,” said David Kretschmer, [professor of Elementary Education]. “Just as with the tone we use with anybody we’re conversing with – or the tone we use with a pet – it can have a powerful impact.”
Read the full article on EdSource.org

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