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Tips to support community college students during this challenging transition

 

Community College Instructors are Front Line Workers in the Time of Coronavirus. Tips to Make it Work.

“The bottom line is that community college instructors are on the front lines during this coronavirus pandemic. We are showing up to teach students how to be successful in college, as always. However, now we are doing it, while we all are simultaneously navigating a global crisis. While medical first responders are risking their lives to quell the rise in cases, we are doing our parts to make sure that students emerge from this crisis, healthy and continuing on their journey to achieve their educational dreams. Our continued work ensures that in a post-coronavirus world, social and economic mobility will continue to become increasingly attainable for all students.”

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2 Articles in Ed Week on Student Agency and Equity

Check out “Student Agency is Ownership” by Larry Ferlazzo in Education Week. In this article, Larry asks scholar/educators (including me) to respond to the question: What is agency and how can teachers encourage its growth among students?

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2019/10/student_agency_is_ownership.html

 

Check out “Fair is not Equal” by Larry Ferlazzo in Education Week. In this article, Larry asks scholar/educators (including me) to respond to the question: What is the difference between treating students “fairly” and treating them “equally”? What are some examples of how that looks in the classroom?

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2019/11/fair_is_not_equal.html

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How do you build a community of powerful learners?

If your college is a member of NISOD, you can attend my webinar for free on Thursday, November 21st at 11am PT. The webinar is called, Five Breakout Moves to Build a Community of Powerful Learners.

Participants learn:

  1. how to create classrooms where students feel safe to explore, experiment, improvise, take risks, make mistakes, and co-construct new knowledge with their peers
  2. strategies to ensure that inquiry-based group learning is inclusive and equitable for students from all backgrounds
  3. instructional moves that can immediately be incorporated into pedagogy to ensure that inquiry-based group learning is inclusive, engaging, and equitable.

https://www.nisod.org/forms/webinar-series/register.php?id=164&code=396907802

 

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Teachin’ It! mentioned in The Chronicle of Higher Education twice:)

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Yay! The Chronicle of Higher Ed mentioned Teachin’ It! twice. You can access the shout-outs in the articles called, How to make Authentic Research Experiences Widely Available and in the article called, Selected New Books on Higher Education.

From reading Teachin’ It!, instructors will discover new strategies to create equitable, engaging, interactive classroom environments where students from all backgrounds feel invited to take risks, make mistakes, share their unique perspectives, and develop their own identities as powerful lifelong learners.

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Teachin’ It! comes out today:)

Teachin’ It Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community College Students comes out today! Please help spread the word:) Tell your colleagues and share it on social media. Keep making a difference for students!

If you have already bought a book, then THAAAAANKS! If you have not bought one yet, you can buy it at https://www.tcpress.com/teachin-it-9780807761588

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