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SC 124  This Noble Profession - Your Students

A Series for those preparing to teach in Higher Ed for the first time.

Who Will You Be Teaching?

We did not receive much good advice about how to prepare to teach when we began our careers. In this podcast series we offer advice for our future colleagues who are about to begin their teaching careers in Higher Ed.

Learning About Who You Will be Teaching / Notes from Podcast #124

Learning About Who Your Students Are

  • Request an academic report from your admissions or I.T. department.
  • Ask your students to write a “Who we are” paper.
  • During the first days of instruction conduct informal “Getting to know each other” conversations with your new students.

Research

  • Perform an Internet search of what has occurred in the lifetime of your students. Making a reference to something that occurred 25 years ago may not be relatable for them.

Perspective & Tone

  • Most of your students are just three months out of high school.
  • Set the tone in the first few days of classes. Let your student know what your expectations are for them. This will put them at ease by eliminating some of their unknowns and fears.
  • Remember that YOU only have one chance to make a first impression on your students, this is important.

Next in this series:  Podcast #125. Course Design

 

We welcome your feedback to our work.

Email:  General Information   |   Dr. Daniel de Roulet   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 123  This Noble Profession - Environment

We did not receive much good advice about how to prepare to teach when we began our careers. In this podcast series we offer advice for our future colleagues who are about to begin their teaching careers in Higher Ed.

Your New Environment / Notes from Podcast #123

Living Considerations

  • Where you live in relationship to where you work is important.
  • Commuting two to four hours a day can take a lot out of you.
  • Consider the negative aspects of being too close to campus. The lack of physical distance can lead to a "fishbowl" experience.
  • As a new prof. you need to be physically on campus and visible as much as possible.

The College Environment

  • Working on a campus is really nice!
  • Most folks who go to work every day do not experience they joy of working in a place of learning.
  • Don't become a cubicle worker. Get out and interact with others around campus.
  • We encourage you introduce yourself to people in other departments.
  • Go to sporting and arts events. Universities have a great deal to offer.

Setting Up Your Office

  • "A place for everything and everything in its place."
  • Create a welcoming and interesting place for your students when they come to visit.
  • Organizing your office will reduce your stress level.


Next in this series:  Podcast #124. Learning about who you will be teaching.

 

We welcome your feedback to our work.

Email:  General Information   |   Dr. Daniel de Roulet   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

 

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SC 122  This Noble Profession

NEW Podcast Series!
This Noble Profession

Information for those preparing to teach in Higher Ed for the first time.

THE SERIES

123.Your new environment

124.Learning about who you will be teaching

125.Course design

126.Your new colleagues

127.Your new boss

128.Life outside of work

129.Time Management – The Big Picture

130.New faculty orientation

131.Before you walk into the classroom for the first time

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SC 122  This Noble Profession

NEW Podcast Series!
This Noble Profession

Information for those preparing to teach in Higher Ed for the first time.

THE SERIES

123.Your new environment

124.Learning about who you will be teaching

125.Course design

126.Your new colleagues

127.Your new boss

128.Life outside of work

129.Time Management – The Big Picture

130.New faculty orientation

131.Before you walk into the classroom for the first time

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SC 121  College Prepares us for 100 Years Ago.
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