A Reading List for Summer and Beyond

With the semester winding down, are you looking for a few excellent books for your summer reading list? CNDLS has you covered. In our new Teaching Commons Bibliography, you’ll find a treasure trove of readings—articles and books—on a range of teaching and learning topics.

Maybe you’ll want to dig into the complexities of mentoring with Brad Johnson, get inspired by the liberatory pedagogical ideas of bell hooks, or find out from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel what really helps students remember what they learn. Maybe you want to think about course design, engaging diversity, social justice in the classroom, or…well, the list goes on. These resources will expose you to the ideas and approaches of experienced and successful teachers, give you insight into teaching practices that are supported by empirical research, and help you think productively about the challenges and opportunities around teaching writing or STEM topics, making your class truly inclusive, incorporating technology into your pedagogy, getting the most out of the syllabus, and a lot more. There are even texts here to provoke you to think about your own learning and how it might connect to students’.

The bottom line is that, with this bibliography, you won’t lack for good reading this summer—and, by the time the fall semester rolls around, you’ll be ready for it.

As always, if we can ever help with anything—or if you have ideas for texts that we might want to include in this ever-growing bibliography—please reach out to us at cndls@georgetown.edu!