Cavanaugh, S.R. (2016). The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. West Virginia University Press.

How do students’ emotions impact their learning? In The Spark of Learning, Sarah Rose Cavanagh explains how college faculty can leverage students’ emotions and personal experiences to improve attention and learning in the classroom. This book contains a blend of practical applications, research evidence, and classroom activities for energizing and engaging students, while also supporting students’ mental and emotional well-being.

  • This session is in-person on the Mequon campus.
  • Event is free; the book is included with registration.
Meeting Dates & Reading Assignments:

  • September 15: Preface, Intro and Chapters 1 & 2,
  • October 6: Chapter 3
  • October 27: Chapters 4 & 5
  • November 10: Chapter 6 and conclusion.
Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2.

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