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What We Need to Know About Effective Teaching and Learning

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes In less than two weeks, Stephen Chew of Samford University will be presenting on How Not to Fool Ourselves: Infusing Cognitive Science into Teaching and Learning (February 21st, all day). We think … Continue reading

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Possibilities for Growth: Listen for the Language

– Dani McCauley One of the best parts of being a student success coach is my daily interactions with students.  Most students meet with their success coach several times over the course of their first year, allowing for a relationship … Continue reading

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Dear Mentor

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am worried about the new faculty in my department and want them to be happy. I want them willing to stay here and be productive members of our department. Any suggestions? Dear Mentor, The university is … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling prophecies

— Jeanne M. Slattery Yesterday my freshmen and I were talking about optimism, pessimism, and the role of thinking: “No one can make you feel any particular thing without your permission. It’s your thoughts that make you feel a particular … Continue reading

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The Language We Use

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes Words matter. Words can hurt another person’s feelings. The words we use and the words we hear can hide people’s strengths or help people recognize their abilities (e.g., pathology-focused vs. Person First … 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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Dear Still Filled with Anger

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’ve been in a very conflict-filled situation in my department. The particular problem has been at least partially resolved, but I am still filled with a lot of anger. Unfortunately, some of that anger is being misdirected … Continue reading

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