Teachers Noticing Teachers

Teachers Noticing Teachers is a program of peer mentoring designed to allow professors to observe the teaching of a particularly accomplished colleague. Although many of the TNT participants are themselves extremely accomplished teachers, they become enthusiastic, inquisitive and probing students observing other teachers.

TNT participants visit the host professor’s class once in the first few weeks and then everyone—participants, host teacher and the CTL director—meet for lunch and talk. Conversation begins with two simple questions. “What did you see that you liked and that you think you could steal?” “What would you have to do in order to adapt that technique to your style and your class?”
From this simple beginning conversation roams over a variety of teaching topics depending on the host professor’s style and on the interests and concerns of professor-observers. Every group provides rich conversation and stimulates deep reflection into the nature of teaching and the fascinating complexity of teaching well. 

Below is a list of the professors who have been TNT host professors. It has been a privilege to associate with each of these professors!  

Kevin Modesto, Sociology and Social Work, Fall 2014

Lori Carter, Computer Science, Spring 2014

Ross Oakes Mueller, Psychology, Spring 2013

Dan Jackson, Music, Spring 2012

Ray Posey, School of Education, Spring 2012

Becky Havens, School of Business, Spring 2011

April Maskiewicz, Biology, Fall 2010

Paul Schmelzenbach, Physics and Engineering, Spring, 2010

Hadley Wood, Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, Fall, 2009

Dan Croy, Business and Management, Spring, 2009
Bill Clemmons, Music, Fall 2008
Kathleen Czech, Communication and Theatre, Spring 2008
Mike McKinney, Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, Fall 2007
Leon Kugler, Kineseology, Spring 2007
Dean Nelson, Journalism, Fall 2006

Ted Anderson, Kinesiology, Spring 2005 
Bruce Schooling, Business, Fall 2004

Karl Martin, Literature, Spring 2004

Maria Zack, Math and Computer Science, Fall 2003

Mike Lodahl, Philosophy and Religion, Spring 2003

Linda Beail, History and Political Science, Fall 2002

Bill Wood, History and Political Science, Spring 2002

Mike McKinney, Literature, Fall 2001