Pace Yourself: Effective Instructional Pacing + TOTEs Reception

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will host its next First Fridays event Friday, March 1, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library, located at 11000 Euclid Avenue. 

Titled “Pace Yourself: Effective Instructional Pacing + TOTEs Reception,” the event will focus on teacher preparation programs. These programs are designed to educate future kindergarten through high school teachers, and focus a great deal of effort on differentiation of instruction development of effective instructional pacing. Differentiation involves creating opportunities for different types of students to succeed academically in a classroom environment. 

Instructional pacing, in this sense, focuses on the speed and tempo with which instructors move from one activity to another during a particular class (e.g., lecture to discussion). UCITE Director Matthew Garrett will share insights and tools from CWRU’s teacher preparation programs to help faculty design and implement effectively timed, or paced, lessons in short- (one class) and longer-term (multiple classes within a semester) contexts.

In addition to our pedagogical conversation, UCITE invites TOTEs Week hosts and faculty observers to meet and share experiences over lunch. For more information, email

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