Teaching Squares: Improving instruction through observation and self-reflection

Maoria J. Kirker, Mary K. Oberlies, Carolina Hernandez, Sara DeWaay

Abstract

Teaching information literacy is a mainstay of many academic librarians’ roles. How are librarians—particularly those teaching in one-shots or embedded formats—developing their teaching skills? Teaching Squares offers an opportunity for librarians to improve instructional skills, through collaboration with their peers.

Developed at St. Louis Community College and popularized at Stonehill College, Teaching Squares offers instructors “an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching through a nonevaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.”

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