Monthly Archives: September 2017

In Memory of a Gifted Mentor

– Rhonda Clark “Well, tell me….” Everett Slavens always began our meetings with that familiar refrain. I marched into Dr. Slavens’ office in the fall of 1983 as a first-term freshman at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR), to ask why … Continue reading

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Student-centered and Teacher-centered Classrooms

– Jeanne M. Slattery I used this John Francis TED talk below in my freshman inquiry seminar, Living Life Well, because it raised interesting questions about wellness. Was Francis well? By what definitions? He didn’t talk for 17 years – … Continue reading

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Dear “Disrespected”

Dear Ms. Scholar, I clearly tell my students that there’s no texting in class; nonetheless, there’s a small group in one class who do. This bothers me for several reasons: it feels disrespectful, my student’s performance in class is compromised, … Continue reading

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Ten (Unproven) Ways to Build a Growth Mindset

– Jeanne M. Slattery Like you, I want my students to succeed. I want my students to see themselves as capable of personal, academic, and professional success. Unfortunately, many of our students see themselves as incapable of success: “I can’t … Continue reading

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