I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Voice workshop. What follows contains all the readings used or referred to in the sessions and my full contact information. I encourage the participants and others who are interested to read the resources below; and to contact me if there is anything that you wish to discuss related to applications of the process that we worked on in the workshop to your actual work in the classroom.
Finding and Exploring Your Teacher Voice
Richard Thomas, Department of Managerial Studies
Four sessions: January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18 at 5:00-8:00 p.m., Conference Room 1-471, First Floor, UIC Library, East Campus
Experience. Observe. Reflect. Apply.
Through exploration of the art of teaching.
Participants will consider aspects of their personal and unique ways of teaching through experiencing improvisational games, reflecting upon and discussing leadership after examination of YouTube clip examples; and preparing and executing a lecture, a presentation, and an interactive teaching activity. After the four sessions of the workshop, participants will form a cohort that will support and consider applications of its work together in actual classroom situations.
Led by Master Teaching Scholar Richard Thomas,
Teacher as Artist: http://tlc.uic.edu/posts/
Suggested Readings for Voice Workshop:
Spolin, Viola. Improvisation for the Theater. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 1990.
Palmer, Parker. The Courage to Teach. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass. 1998.
Ailes, Roger. You Are the Message. New York, New York: Bantam, Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. 1995.
Lubet, Steven. Modern Trial Advocacy. Louisville, Colorado: National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 2009.
Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York, New York. Continuum 2007.
PRESENTATION PLANNING: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE THEATER, Illinois State Bar Association 2014 https://richardsteventhomas.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/presentation-planning-what-we-can-learn-from-the-theater-pdf.pdf
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION FOR LAWYERS: Basic Communication Skills for Public Speaking Teaching and Presenting, Illinois State Bar Association, September 20, 2012 https://www.box.com/s/ur4yu04d0g4nfjsxhhi6
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION FOR LAWYERS: Basic Communication Skills for Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, September 21, 2012 https://www.box.com/s/sk7891mh0njbvqf2lstc
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Participants and others are encouraged to contact Richard Thomas to discuss this creative process in relation to their work in the classroom.
UIC Master Teaching Scholar, 2015-2016
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration
Department of Managerial Studies
601 S. Morgan St.
2120 University Hall, MC 075
Chicago, IL 60607
Copyright 2016 Richard Thomas