Teaching Squares

What are Teaching Squares?

Teaching Squares is a program designed to help you gain insights for improving your teaching. The four faculty in a square visit each other's classrooms during the course of one semester and meet to discuss what was learned from their observations. This program consists of reciprocal, non-evaluative observations and self-reflection based on peer feedback. Teaching Squares are offered in both face-to-face and for online courses. 

For more information, please visit our Teaching Squares Site or contact Susan Colby at colbysa@appstate.edu or Lindsay Masland at maslandlc@appstate.edu

What are the benefits of Teaching Squares?

  • Try new instructional approaches and receive feedback.
  • Gather ideas from your peers for improving your own instruction.
  • Work with instructors across colleges, departments, and disciplines to strengthen teaching and learning

What is the Teaching Squares commitment?

  • Participate in a kick-off meeting and meet your Teaching Squares peers.
  • Participate in three reciprocal observation rounds. Each round will take approximately two weeks. You will teach, observe, and provide feedback during each round.
  • Participate in a Teaching Squares group sharing session at the end of the semester.