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

In this podcast about gossip and office politics, we share, analyze, and recommend a method of communication that minimizes conflict and promotes peace.

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Category:Higher Education -- posted at: 7:23pm PDT

In this podcast we react to the work of Dr. Chip Espinoza and discuss how we are applying it in our classes.



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Category:Higher Education -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

Dr. Chip Espinoza: "So, when a faculty member can frame the discussion in development, once that student realizes that you really care about their future and where they're going, they'll listen to most anything you have to say."

Dr. Daniel de Roulet : "A millennial comes into class the first day and sits down. What are the red flags for a teacher? 

Dr. Chip Espinoza:

  • Student to Professor:  "What qualifies you to be teaching me?"
  • Student is thinking: "What can I possibly learn in here that I can't find on the Internet?"

Dr. Daniel de Roulet : "With this new group of millennials coming in, what might be some good things to do on the first day?"

Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Ask them: What might be your expectations for this class? What do you want to learn? What do you want to do with your life?"

On the first day, don't start with your own experience, start with theirs.


We still have a very important job to do


Please join us again next week.

Until then, keep caring!


Direct download: pod_235.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT

Excerpts from part two of three in this podcast series.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet: "If I am not going to give my students information, what am I to do?"
Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Show the big picture. Information is only information unless you know how to apply it. Showing how information becomes knowledge, I think, is the key role we play in the classroom."

We need to go about it differently.
Moving from, "Sage on the Stage" to "Guide on the Side" to "Learning With."
You will see the relational aspect come together.

Dr. Chip Espinoza: In class, following up on a reading assignment: "What did you like about that article?"  - - - Silence - - - "What did you disagree with?" – – – "And we would talk for the rest of the class. They like to approach things from problem solving."

Anytime you want to see students energized, you have to approach it from a critical aspect.

Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Theres a high value on achievement, and they [Our students] do not want to fail. And they don't want to disappoint you or the people that support them who have high expectations of what their career will be."


Please join us again next week for Podcast No. 235, part three in this series.

Until then, keep caring!
Prof. David C. Pecoraro 


Direct download: pod_234.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 7:53am PDT