Tag: Classroom Community

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How to Leverage the Rhythms of the Semester

January 24, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Research on Teaching and Learning

Attitudes and emotions change throughout the semester, according to research from Mann and colleagues and Duffy & Jones. A recent article in Faculty Focus examines those “rhythms” and provides tips on how faculty can leverage changes to improve their teaching. For example, many faculty and students approach the beginning of the semester with positive attitudes […]

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Addressing Mental Health in Higher Education

November 27, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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Mental health is a pervasive issue on college campuses that needs to be addressed by faculty members. One in four college students have a diagnosable illness, 40 percent do not seek help, 80 percent feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities, and 50 percent have become so anxious that they struggle in school, according to research conducted […]

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How to Respond: Facilitating Productive Discussions about Current Events

October 2, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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This post is by guest author, Lorien Carter, Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. This Teaching Tip (originally posted for Brown School Faculty in November 2016) is being “re-issued” with a few updates today in an effort to provide you with very timely information for how to […]

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