Welcome to the Teaching Commons: Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Intended to be “a space to dream big about teaching,” the Teaching Commons supports faculty, instructors, and graduate students in developing and applying innovative and research-based approaches to all areas of teaching and learning -- instructional design, curriculum development, classroom management, educational technology, active learning, gamification, experiential education, etc. 

  • We also curate an ever-growing collection of sound, searchable pedagogical resources on these and many other teaching-related topics.
  • Through workshops, peer-teaching assessments, and individual or small-group consultations, we cultivate excellence and promote diversity, equity, and access within and across Lakehead University’s diverse disciplinary and cultural contexts.

We are here to help ...

  • Faculty and instructors become even more effective in the classroom (on-campus or online) 
  • Graduate students become effective teachers even before they enter a classroom

Call, email, or stop by to discuss any of the following:

  • Effective and engaging in-class, online, and blended teaching practices
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Graduate students' professional and academic development
  • Indigenous and intercultural curriculum, and
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Call (807.346.7730), email (teachingcommons@lakeheadu.ca), or drop by our new space in LI 5014 (on the fifth floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library on the Thunder Bay campus), and “dream big”!

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