TLC Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Good morning, K-State!

We are nine weeks into the Fall 2021 semester, and the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) would like to remind you of our commitment to support your efforts in teaching, mentoring, and advising. We are excited to announce the various priorities, events, and resources that are designed to advance teaching and learning at K-State. This video explains what the TLC can do for you.

TLC Highlighted Teacher

This week, our highlighted teacher is Katie Heinrich. Her bio and teaching philosophy are as follows: “I am a Professor of Exercise Behavioral Science and Interim Department Head of Kinesiology. I teach classes in Exercise Behavioral Science, Obesity and Physical Activity, and Professional Development. I also mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research through the Functional Intensity Training Lab. My teaching/mentoring philosophy is focused on challenging students to learn, engage with, and apply course and research content; supporting them through this process by being present, giving constructive criticism and praise, and figuring out what resources they need; and extending kindness by caring for them as people who are much more than simply students..”

Click here to see a video of Katie describing her teaching.


Programs & Events

The theme for our Professional Development Series this year is “Mindful Returns.”

Events will occur on Wednesdays at 12 noon via Zoom: We hope to see you there.


  • On Wednesday, October 27th, we will have our second Teaching CHAT of the semester. We welcome ALL attendees – including those who have questions and those who prefer listening. We hope you will join us!

Engage the Sage Videos to Support Excellent Teaching

Congratulations on making it halfway through the Fall semester! It's hard to believe we've already come this far. We want to highlight Dr. Saucier’s Engage the Sage video, “Five Things to Do Mid-Semester” that offers tips for how to optimize your teaching and maximize your students’ learning during this time.

Social Media

To stay in touch with new resources and events, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. To let us know how your semester is going, please use the hashtag #ITeachAtKState when you post about your teaching, mentoring, and advising activities.

Thank you for all you do for your colleagues and our students. And thank you for advancing K-State’s teaching and learning mission with energy and optimism. We look forward to partnering with you this academic year.


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Tanya González Don Saucier

Interim Director of the TLC Associate Director of the TLC