Adjunct Book Club

Join the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence's (ATLE) Adjunct Book Club. The book club is an informal, cross-disciplinary gathering of USF adjuncts who meet to discuss their subjective interpretations of a variety of books related to teaching and learning. Adjuncts who agree to attend the discussion meetings are provided with a complimentary copy of the book.

Spring 2014

Meeting Dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Social Sciences building (SOC), room 025.

Willingham, D. T. (2009). Why don't students like school? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

"Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Includes:

  • Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom
  • Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts
  • How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills." (