Welcome to the Teaching Commons!

The Teaching Commons is a positive and safe space where faculty, graduate students, and staff from across our campuses can engage in professional development activities related to any aspect of teaching and learning. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities including individual workshops and consultations, comprehensive courses, certificates, and research related to teaching. Our team is ready to help you explore best practices and innovative strategies, support program renewals and course design, and offer guidance specific to York institutional priorities. We are here to help connect you to a network of colleagues, scholarly resources and evidence-based practice to explore and develop your teaching in new and unimagined ways.

A New Model for Engaged Teaching at York

Scrabble tiles spelling the word TEACH

Because teaching practice can take various forms ranging in aims and methodology, it leads to questions on how to productively describe and engage with it for a variety of purposes including sharing with other educators, developing an informative teaching dossier, applying for teaching related awards and grants, and career development. The Associate Deans Teaching and Learning Council’s subcommittee on Research and Innovation in Teaching and Learning is proud to release A Model for Engaged Teaching at York University: Moving Towards Evidence-Driven Practice, a valuable document aimed to inform such discussions.

TC Talks – Our Monthly Podcast

Join your hosts Mandy Frake-Mistak, Lisa Endersby, and Brian Nairn as we discuss issues related to teaching and learning in higher education with colleagues from across our campus.

Click here to access our playlist.

Teaching and Learning Blog

From September to May we publish a weekly blog on teaching and learning at York. Each week a different author shares their thoughts on a teaching related topic. If you teach at York and would like to contribute a blog please contact Geneviève Maheux-Pelletier – gmp@yorku.ca