2021-2022 Brown Bag Lunch Series

Level Up Your Lectures!

Date: September 17th

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Alexandra Bitton-Bailey

Description: Learn how to level up your lecturing and teaching practices in this hands-on workshop!  In this interactive session you will explore what your body language and vocal tone say to your students. This session will also provide you with practical tips for communicating with your students and help you incorporate new physical and vocal habits that will allow you to communicate and lecture more effectively.

Recording link

Resources to Share

Sarah Rose Cavanaugh on Engaged Teaching
Elizabeth Barkley, Claire Major and Patricia Cross: Collaborative Learning Techniques: a Handbook for College Faculty
The K Patricia Cross Academy
Sample Jamboard
Sample Collaborative Notes

Transparent Teaching for Successful Learning

Date: October 1st

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Jennifer K. Smith

Description: Research has found that applying transparent assignment design principles to just two assignments can improve students’ sense of confidence, belonging, and understanding of their own learning process. Higher grades were found with all student groups, but there were greater learning gains for underserved students. Transparent teaching provides a strong foundation for learning. In this session, you will learn to apply the transparent assignment framework and plan a clear learning path for your students.

Building Your Digital Community on Social Media

Date: October 22nd

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Natalie Asorey

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/95668898441

Description: Learn how you can build your community on social media to connect with others in your field, foster interest in your work and translate your research. We will share practical tips and explore free tools you can use to boost your social media efforts and engage in conversation.

Great Teacher Panel hosted by Dr. Zimmermann

Date: November 12th

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Zimmermann & Great teacher panel

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/91985441776

Description: Coming soon


Providing Effective Feedback and Evaluations

Date: December 1st

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Elisa Zenni

Zoom link: Coming soon

Description: Coming soon


Teaching at the Bedside

Date: January 25th

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Elisa Sottile

Recording link: Brown Bag Lunch lead by Elisa Sottile on Teaching at the Bedside


For the last few decades, medical educators have increasingly felt the pressure of time as they are called upon to add to their list of duties as well as increase the number of patients they see in any variety of clinical setting. The very reason so many of us choose employ in an academic center was for the joy and stimulation of teaching. Now, factors have compelled many to place a lower priority on their teaching, instead needing to focus on those other factors that are directly tied to promotion or salary.

While many institutions recognize the need to reprioritize their expectations of their faculty, much work is still needed. Physician burnout remains high, especially among clinical educators. However, faculty can utilize their time more effectively, diagnose their learners while diagnosing their patients and increase their own satisfaction. Bedside teaching allows just that.

This session will provide planning and preparation tips for bedside teaching, and review efficient teaching tools that are especially useful for clinician educators to utilize at the bedside.


5 Strategies to Improve Ambulatory Teaching and Meet The Quadruple Aim

Date: February 25th

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Ryan Nall

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92238008454

Description: This session will focus on 5 strategies to improve education in the ambulatory setting. These strategies will include ways to create a safe learning environment, set expectations, and provide real-time feedback to our learners. We will also explore how medical education has the potential to help us meet our quadruple aim – reduced cost, improved population health, patient experience, and team well-being.


Join the Micro-Resistance against Microaggressions

Date: February 22nd

Time: 9AM

Presenter: Dr. Zareen Zaidi

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96327157272


Academies have openly acknowledged the importance of role models, but very little effort has been directed to address the negative psychological sequelae underrepresented individuals report and the effect that ongoing microaggressions have on their careers. Microaggressions are subtle (often implicit), patterned exchanges, looks, or gestures that devalue race or gender. Because microaggressions can pass as acceptable questions and lines of inquiry between individuals, it is often difficult to identify them. The purpose of this session is to provide you with hands-on micro-resistance training that can empower bystanders to address microaggressions in the workplace.

Save time and bring real-world context to your classroom with GIDEON

Date: April 5th 

Time: 3PM

Presenter: Monika Oli

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94459951837

Description: Does your curriculum include pathogens or infectious diseases? Would you like to efficiently prepare world-class content for your students? Join us to hear how the GIDEON platform is currently used by UF Instructor Dr. Monika Oli to simulate real-world scenarios in the classroom and encourage student collaboration.
In this hands-on session, UF Instructor Monika Oli and Kristina Symes (Managing Director at GIDEON) will share practical teaching scenarios and demonstrate how GIDEON can benefit various programs at UF: Animal Health, Biology, Public Health, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, and more. Sign up today and learn how GIDEON made a difference in Dr. Oli’s classroom!

International Mentoring

Date: April 22nd

Time: 12PM

Presenter: Dr. Samira Daroub

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/98052940023


Dr. Samira H. Daroub is a Professor in the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, and the Director of the Everglades Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. Dr. Daroub earned a MS in Soil Science from the American University of Beirut and a PhD in Soil Chemistry from Michigan State University. She is committed to establishing a culture of mentoring and inclusivity at UF and nationally with her professional society.

In this session, Dr. Daroub will reflect on her own experience as an international graduate student in the US and explore some of the barriers and best practices for mentoring international students. She will discuss cultural awareness, social stresses, language and communication issues, and how best to support and mentor international students.