CTE february 11


  • Sara Ann Peters
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award Winner

  • Details

  • February 11, 2012
  • Mon 12:20pm - 1:10pm
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


In terms of classroom conduct, no two classes are ever the same. The material may be identical, but class dynamics change from one section to another, making it difficult to engage students using strategies that may have worked flawlessly just an hour prior. Learning how to build a relationship with students, and adapt to these differences, is key in successfully reaching course goals. Discussion will include understanding class dynamics, working with, not against, technology in the classroom, and balancing authority and approachability. Participants will also have a chance to share stories and to ask questions.

About the Facilitator

Sara Ann Peters was awarded the USC 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Newberry College. Sara enjoys using a variety of methodology in the classroom in order to engage students of different learning backgrounds, and encourages her students to take a critical thinking approach to the literature reviewed.