Shared by Jennifer Lau-Bond, Coordinator of Library Instruction

We all know the “blank stare” from students. You’re trying to give a lecture, facilitate a discussion, or introduce a new activity, and there’s a sea of blank faces staring back at you. Are they listening? Did they understand what you said? Did they care? Every teacher has been there! The Library’s newest Faculty Reads display on “Engaging Your Students” might help you come up with new ways to keep your students interested and learning.

Here’s just a sampling of the books on display:

  • Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-Based Strategies) on What Works and Why
  • Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It
  • Diversity & Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College
  • Drawn to Teach: An Illustrated Guide to Transforming Your Teaching
  • Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement
  • And more!


Visit the display on the Library’s 3rd floor outside the Academy (Building F, Room F317) or visit our online display for links to these books and more.

For questions or to suggest a future Faculty Reads topic, contact Jennifer Lau-Bond, Coordinator of Library Instruction (