Student Caring - A Podcast for Professors
Join professors de Roulet and Pecoraro as they encourage professors to achieve success.

Under 1 blogWe welcome special guest, Professor Summer Serpas, who teaches English at Irvine Valley College in Orange County, California. Prof. Serpas is a member of the California Acceleration Project, which works with underprepared college students.

Part One of Two

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Fiction: Underprepared students are intellectually unprepared for college.
    • This is a common myth that many people believe in.
    • Students often procrastinate so they can blame the 'procrastination' instead of themselves.
    • The "Fess Up" list. Who did not do the reading today? "I really did the reading, but I did not get it."
  • Fiction: Underprepared students cannot initially take on the same challenging intellectual work expected of their peers.
    • 3 principles of teaching: backwards design, just-in-time remediation, intentional support for issues (such as fear).
    • I practice intrusive interventions for struggling students. 
    • You can raise that academic bar and students can complete that challenging work that we think they might not be ready for.
  • Fiction: Underprepared students do not succeed as well as their peers in college--success stories are the exception rather than the rule.
    • I think they don't succeed due to the structure of our system. Every "Exit Point" that we add, is a point where a student can slip out of the system. What we are doing is eliminating exit points. You can’t just do this, you have to teach differently as well.
 

Items mentioned in this podcast include:

Why Your Opinion Matters:

Our upcoming book:The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching, was written with feedback from many educators and students, which was our plan all along. We began by outlining our thoughts on a series of topics, then we recorded them to share with the world. From the feedback we received, we were informed about the needs of the student caring community. We need your feedback so we may continue to fulfill our mission statement and help students, the world over.

Thank you!

Daniel & David

 

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SC 40 The First Year of College and Your Family

The First Year of College and Your Family

In this podcast, we offer advice for college bound students and their parents about the transition which occurs between  high school and college.

  • Negotiating your relationship with your parents.
  • Staying in touch with siblings.
  • Working to discover the right balance.
 Sound Bites:
• What happens between high school and college is a big change.• You are now a "College Man or "College Woman"

• What is it like having a college student at home or away in a dorm?

•  Parents, this can be a time of "fear."

•  College changes everything!

•  We recommend a genuine heart - to - heart family meeting.Students, give your parents a good idea of the work load that you have - yes, show them your syllabi.

•  Students, before, during and after college, you are still that family member.

•  Students, be sensitive to younger siblings.

•  Ask and answer the question: "Is living away from home a good idea?"

•  Parents, is it best for my student to live away from home?

•  Hear the story: "Where's Farm Boy?"

•  In dorm life, you build a second family.

•  Students:  It's really nice if you don't desert your family during that first year.

Keep in mind, that your goal is to get to that wonderful day of celebration - the commencement ceremony!

We welcome your feedback to this podcast and our work: PLEASE go to iTunes and write a review or simply, in iTunes, click on STAR to rate us. – we would really appreciate that! Email us! Daniel: daniel@studentcaring.com  OR David: david@studentcaring.com

OR You may tell give voice feedback on student caring TOLL – FREE voice number: 1 – (855) NEWWAY- CARE That’s – 1 -(855)639-9292

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED ON Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PLEASE JOIN OUR COMMUNITY You may find us on: Twitter   Facebook   Google+  Pinterest  and at  STUDENT CARING DOT COM – You may also sign up for our free NEWSLETER – That way, we can keep you informed about our upcoming Book: The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching.

 

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The First Year of College and Your Family
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College and Finances

In this podcast, we offer some tips for college bound students and their parents about the financial aspects of going to college.

  • Firsts:  Day-To-Day and long-term financial decisions.
  • Financial aid, work, and time enough for school.
  • Credit cards.
Sound Bites:
One of the great permissions of college is to be poor.
 
Professor, I can't come to class because I have to work.
Working during college will intimately reduce your income down the road.
 
Financial Aid or a Loan?
 
For every hour spent in class, you need to plan to study two hours outside of class. 
 
Not enough time to sleep and eat.
 
First and foremost, how much time do I need for my classes?
 
Ask yourself, "Do I want to do this part-time job for the rest of my life?"
 
Why are you going to college?
 
You need to stay the course and delay gratification.
 
Somehow, the credit card companies know that you have just graduated from high school.

 

We welcome your feedback to this podcast and our work: PLEASE go to iTunes and write a review or simply, in iTunes, click on STAR to rate us. – we would really appreciate that! Email us! Daniel: daniel@studentcaring.com  OR David: david@studentcaring.com

OR You may tell give voice feedback on student caring TOLL – FREE voice number: 1 – (855) NEWWAY- CARE That’s – 1 -(855)639-9292

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED ON Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PLEASE JOIN OUR COMMUNITY You may find us on: Twitter   Facebook   Google+  Pinterest  and at  STUDENT CARING DOT COM – You may also sign up for our free NEWSLETER – That way, we can keep you informed about our upcoming Book: The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching.

 

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In this podcast, we discuss the experiences of a high school student from the moment when they receive their acceptance letter to college and the transitional opportunities from high school to college.

  • In life, there are few chances for a new start. Don't be eager to conform.
  • Take advantage of this time to do a self-assessment of your life and formal education to date.
  • What do you want to change about yourself? Reflect about your friends and educational experiences as you prepare for college.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Please Understand Me

Strengths Finder 2.0

We welcome your feedback to this podcast and our work: PLEASE go to iTunes and write a review or simply, in iTunes, click on STAR to rate us. – we would really appreciate that! Email us! Daniel: daniel@studentcaring.com OR David: david@studentcaring.com

OR You may tell give voice feedback on student caring TOLL – FREE voice number: 1 – (855) NEWWAY- CARE That’s – 1 -(855)639-9292

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED ON Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PLEASE JOIN OUR COMMUNITY You may find us on: Twitter Facebook Google+ and Pinterest At STUDENT CARING DOT COM – You may also sign up for our free NEWSLETER – That way, we can keep you informed about our upcoming Book: The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching.

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How to Turn Difficult and Emotional Interactions with Students
Into Priceless Teaching Opportunities

Recently we had the opportunity to present a session at the annual TASS (Teaching Academic Survival Skills) conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This conference is a find for people interested in addressing the problems of at-risk students. It’s a fairly small gathering filled with professionals dedicated to the success of students who enter college on the margins—so you find yourself meeting and spending time with dedicated professionals who know of what they speak. It’s also reasonably priced and well run. We highly recommend it.

Sometimes students are at risk because they lack family experience in college, or resources, or good foundational high school experiences. At other times, life simply gets in the way of success. A student may experience an illness, or a family crisis, or a conflict with other students or an instructor. This week’s podcast continues a series on students in crisis; this one takes on a range of situations from the point of view of the professor in getting the best possible outcome out of difficult situations. It’s a recording of our conference presentation with our colleague Prof. Bonni Stachowiak.

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