Fall 2018: The Spark of Learning
The Spark of Learning Book Cover
We have selected “The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion” by Sarah Rose Cavanagh for the next semester of our Guilt-Free Book Club. This book argues that to capture student attention, bolster retention, and boost motivation, we need to consider the emotional impact of how we teach. She brings evidence from education, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as many practical examples of classroom activities from many disciplines.
There will be seven book club meetings, which will take place every two weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each week, you can join on either day, according to your schedule. You don’t have to attend only on Tuesdays or only on Wednesdays.
Lunch will be served and an email will be sent every two weeks to confirm your attendance and solicit your lunch preference.
Meeting dates: Sept 18/19, Oct 2/3, Oct 16/17, Oct 20/21, Nov 13/14, Nov 27/28, and Dec 11/12.
Book Club Meetings will usually take place in the Honnold Conference Room in the Library, and we’ll send out reminders with the location.
Please follow the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/PgDfJ122014foGq73 to sign up for this semester’s book club.
The CTL has some hard-copies of the book that you can request through the RSVP link above. Electronic copies of the book are available through the Claremont Colleges Library: https://ccl.on.worldcat.org/oclc/958121135