The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce the launch of a new program this Spring, hosting reading groups to discuss books relevant to our teaching. The first book is Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele; the description is below, with the times of the meetings. In order to ensure productive discussion, you should be able to commit to all of the meetings so please review your schedule carefully before signing up. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the opportunity to connect with other teaching-minded colleagues in a casual environment.

To sign up, review the description and times and send an email to ctl@mail.sdsu.edu. Spaces are limited, so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot!

Stereotype Threat Reading Circle

In Whistling Vivaldi, Claude Steele provides an accessible introduction to the research on stereotype threat and identity. From Amazon.com: “He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.” Let’s use this book to think about the role of stereotype threat in our classrooms and generate strategies to create more inclusive learning environments.

Meetings: Mondays, Mar 21, Apr 4, Apr 11, 4:30-5:30pm (location TBD)