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

Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro offer tips to help our students keep going when the going gets rough.

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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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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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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!


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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 


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In this podcast we feature the work of our colleague, Dr. Chip Espinoza.


Meet Chip.
Author, speaker, consultant and Millennial Expert


Recognized globally as a leading authority on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace, Chip Espinoza is trusted by Fortune 100 to family owned businesses to help them create environments in which all generations thrive.


He was recently named a top 15 global thought leader on the future of work by the Economic Times. Chip co-authored Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce, Millennials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs To Achieve Greatness At Work, and Millennials Who Manage: How To Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become A Great Leader.


Excerpts from part one of three in this podcast series.

Podcast No. 233

Dr. Chip Espinoza:

All of my work is inspired by the students I teach.
My first inspiration came when I noticed a difference in my students from the 1990's to the 2000's.
My students of today are just waiting to raise their hands on a question.
When assigned a 10 - 12 page paper, they ask: "Is 10 pages a "C" and 12 pages an "A"?
Or, "How many classes can I miss and still get an "A"?
They expect that everything is negotiable.

They came in with the baseline expectation that they were going to get to participate, not only in what they were learning but in how they were going to learn. I realized that I had to make room for that.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet: It seems that what our students need is a real legitimate need for relationship.
They see me as someone to learn from and also to get to know.

Dr. Chip Espinoza: I believe there's been a redefinition of relationship to authority and power.
Today's young people do not need authority figures to access information. 


Please join us again next week for Podcast No. 234, part two in this series.

Until then, keep caring!


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In this, part 2 of self care for professors we talk about our transition from summertime to semestertime and what that means for our health. 

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How can we take care of ourselves so we can take care of others?

At the beginning of this academic term, we discuss best practices of caring.

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In the middle of our first weeks back in the classroom, we share some of the wonderful - and not so wonderful surprises we encountered.


Dr. Daniel de Roulet 
Prof. David C. Pecoraro 



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In this, podcast No. 229 we expose the many paper writing services who encourage our students to engage in plagiarism. 

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