Student Caring - A Podcast for Professors
Join professors de Roulet and Pecoraro as they encourage professors to achieve success.
SC 186 Caring for First Generation College Students

 

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How we can welcome our newest college students...

Notes from our podcast.

  • Statistics tell us that the population of students who are first in their families to attend college is growing.
  • Families want their kids to get better jobs than they have and see a college education as the answer.
  • Families often don't understand what a college experience will be like for their kids.
  • At David's university, 44% of the student population are first time college students. Wow!
  • These students are pioneers in their families.
  • Parents may have unrealistic expectation for their kids and apply unneccessary pressure.

Independance and Responsibility...

  • The notion of a syllabus and assignments may cause great fear for them. Moreover, they may be embarrassed about asking too many questions.
  • We need to teach and encourage these students more than others because they have no one at home who understands the college journey. We need to help them to understand the landscape.

Recommendations...

  • Have your university create a website of resources for first generation students and their parents, possibly available in multiple languages.
  • Get to know who these students are in your classes.
  • Recognize that these students need extra special care.
  • Let your students know that okay to "not get it all the time."

Next week: Meetings - Meetings - Meetings!

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Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 186 Caring for First Generation College Students

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




The Caring Professor

 

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SC 185 Welcoming New Students

HOW WE CAN WELCOME OUR NEWEST COLLEGE STUDENTS…

  • We can identify who they are by asking for a show of hands or asking them to complete a survey.
  • Help your students understand what “college behavior” is and what you expect. This is not a continuation of high school.
  • Very early in the semester, our students will either sink or swim, now is the time to offer help.

SUGGESTIONS:

  • At the beginning of your class, offer to help anyone who might need it.
  • As the semester progress, explain what normally happens during each week of the term.
  • The first semester can be a dangerous time for new students, we don’t wan’t it to be their last.
  • Explaining what academic probation really means can be a much needed wake up call.
  • Remind students when class starts. There are no bells, like they had in high school.
  • Remind your students about your office hours.
  • Take your lunch in a place where your students are eating too. Just being available in a casual place can create an opportunity for an important talk about the college experience.

Next week: Helping First Time College Students

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Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 185 WELCOMING NEW STUDENTS

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




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SC 184 Welcoming New Colleagues

We celebrate people when they are leaving, 
but not necessarily when they are arriving. 

We're glad you're here! Not, we're glad you were here.

When you are new to a college...

  • Being a faculty member at a new place is stressful. In fact, the entire new semester is stressful.

How we can help our newest colleagues.

  • Introduce yourself to a new person and offer to help. "I can be a resource for you."
  • Recall what it was like when you were new. What could have helped you?
  • Don't give them extra things to do.
  • Discourage them from volunteering for extra work. We want a first year person to concentrate on teaching.
  • If they were the second choice for the job, don't tell them!
  • Invite them to lunch!

Next week: Welcoming New Students

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

 

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SC 183 Learning Management Systems

The Professor as Presenter – Learning Management Systems

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PREPARATION IS KEY

  • David interviewed a number of professors at an online university and discovered that for each online class, the professors were paid for 300 hours to prepare their course.
  • Switching to a learning management system overnight is crazy!

TIPS

  • Be attentive to your time in addition to your students time.
  • It is not wise for you to be online and available 24 /7.
  • Spend large amounts of time setting up your course online and making certain that it is working, 100% in all areas.
  • Don’t assume that your current students, in an online class, are the only students seeing the exam as it becomes easy for them to share.
  • Our students today are very comfortable using these learning management systems.
  • Use your management system as your personal assistant.
  • Discover how the software can enable you to teach in new and innovative ways to improve learning for your students.

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 183 LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
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SC 182 How We Use Media

The Professor as Presenter – How We Use Media

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USE OF MEDIA

  • What are we putting up onto the screen in the classroom?
  • Our students are used to having control of their screens – now we are in control of the content.
  • Our students consume more media in a week than we most likely did in 6 months at their age.

TIPS

  • Just because the media is available, by no means do we have to use it in the classroom.
  • Why spend the time in class “showing,” when you can spend the time in class, “discussing?”
  • Make it clear to your class how you are going to be using media and what you expect them to do while the media is being shown.
  • Daniel doesn’t use a TED TALK as content, rather it is an introduction to the content.

RESOURCES

We recommend the resources produced by Bonnie on her website: Teaching in Higher Ed.

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 182 USE OF MEDIA

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




The Caring Professor

UPCOMING TOPIC IN THIS SERIES:

OUTSIDE OF CLASS EXTENSIONS

  • Learning management systems have become an important part of the learning experience.
  • These computer networks are expanding the space of the classroom.
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THE AUDIENCE IS LISTENING

Daniel tells a story about a teacher who’s tone of voice was always full of anger. (Must Listen)

  • How do our students interpret how we are sounding?
  • We can learn a lot from observing actors who specialize in evoking emotions in an audience by the way their voices sound.
  • As professors, we want our students to think a certain way.

When David teaches his safety lecture, he is dead serious. 

  • Dropping into a parental teacher mode when our students have not performed to our expectations can be very effective.
  • Always strive to connect with your class / audience.

Professors talking to themselves!

  • We can be a legend in our own minds!
  • We don’t want to exclude our students from our class!

How annoying!

  • Be aware of verbal patterns that may be driving your students crazy.
  • Because of our education and experience, we can use terms that our students have no idea what we are talking about. Give them permission to interrupt you.

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 181 HOW DO WE SOUND TO OUR STUDENTS?

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




The Caring Professor

UPCOMING TOPICS IN THIS SERIES:

USE OF MEDIA

  • What are we putting up onto the screen in the classroom?
  • Our students are used to having control of their screens – now we are in control of the content.
  • Our students consume more media in a week than we most likely did in 6 months at their age.

OUTSIDE OF CLASS EXTENSIONS

  • Learning management systems have become an important part of the learning experience.
  • These computer networks are expanding the space of the classroom.
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SC 180 Presentation Materials

The Professor as Presenter – Presentation Materials
This podcast was recorded on August 5, 2016.

– TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THE PODCAST –

PRESENTATION MATERIELS

  • Are we prepared?
  • Do we look prepared?
  • Are we interesting and engaging or do we sound like a textbook?
  • Are our topics appropriate for the form of an in class lecture?

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 179 Attitude

The Professor as Presenter – Attitude

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– TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THE PODCAST –

ATTITUDE

  • What is our attitude?
  • What is our perceived attitude by our students?
  • Are we excited and ready to go?
  • Are we self–confident or self–doubting?

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 179 ATTITUDE

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




The Caring Professor

UPCOMING TOPICS IN THIS SERIES:

MATERIEL

  • Are we prepared?
  • Do we look prepared?
  • How is the pace of the class? Am I rushed? Do I finish 15 minutes early?
  • Are we interesting and engaging or do we sound like a textbook?
  • Are our topics appropriate for the form of an in class lecture?

SPEECH

  • How is our language, sound, tone, boredom factor.
  • How do we sound to our students?
  • Our students are experts at hearing people lecture.

USE OF MEDIA

  • What are we putting up onto the screen in the classroom?
  • Our students are used to having control of their screens – now we are in control of the content.
  • Our students consume more media in a week than we most likely did in 6 months at their age.

OUTSIDE OF CLASS EXTENSIONS

  • Learning management systems have become an important part of the learning experience.
  • These computer networks are expanding the space of the classroom.
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SC 178 Are You Lookin' at Me?

The Professor as Presenter – Physical Appearance
This podcast was recorded on July 20, 2016 in a gazebo crawling with ants!

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WHAT ARE OUR STUDENTS SEEING?

PHYSICAL

  • What do our students see when we walk into the room?
  • What do we look like and what does that say about us?

(This can also be an endless source of entertainment for our students!)

OUR HUMANNESS:

  • Students make certain assumptions when we walk into the room:
    • Will they understand me?
    • Will they relate to me?
    • Is there a generation gap?
    • Oh, they are young – or old! Does this equate to our experience or not?
  • Students are looking at and analyzing us:
    • Does this person take care of themselves?
    • Are they short or tall?
  • Be aware that students are making judgements about us.
  • The classroom is like a T.V., they are watching and we are the only thing on.
  • Are we professors being viewed as entertainment? Are we professors being viewed as edu–tainment?

We want our students to move away from what we look like
and think about what we are talking about.

OUR PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE:

  • What are we wearing?
  • Is there a professor dress code?
  • Is our approach to be more dressy than our students, to become more serious?
  • Is our approach to dress more like our students, to relate to them better?

WHAT ARE WE CARRYING WHEN WE WALK INTO THE ROOM?:

  • What does what we bring with us say about us? A bag on wheels, a leather briefcase, a backpack?
  • What we carry needs to speak of “organization”.

OUR MANNERISMS:

  • What do we do, that we don’t know we are doing?
  • What mannerisms can enhance or distract from our teaching?
  • Ask someone to video record you teaching a class.
    • Lock your office door.
    • Get a strong Venti Starbucks Flat White.
    • Watch the video recording.

Are we too much of the focus for our students? 

Are we getting in the way of the learning? 

The focus should be on the learning and not on us.

 

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David

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SC 177 Proféssormon GO

In honor of the Pokémon GO craze that is sweeping the nation, we feature Proféssormon in the episode.   Proféssormon GO | Student Caring

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The Professor as Presenter - Introduction To Our New Series
This podcast was recorded on July 13, 2016 in Sunny Southern California USA

Using the "Backwards Course Design" approach - What are asking the question: What our students experiencing?

  • What are our students seeing?
    • Us, each other, the room, what we present, and of course – what's on their smartphones or outside the window.
  • What are our students hearing?
    • Us, each other, and what we present in an audible form.
  •  What are our students feeling?
    • What are their emotions? What emotions are we guiding them to experience?
  • What are our students thinking and learning?
    • This is where it all comes together.
  • When we get up in front of the classroom we may be thinking:
    • How do I look?
    • How do I sound?

Our "Student Caring" approach is: The audience (Our students) comes first. In this new series we are going to focus on how to get into the heads of your students.

TOPICS IN THE NEW PODCAST SERIES

PHYSICAL

  • What do our students see when we walk into the room?
  • What do we look like and what does that say about us?
  • This can also be an endless source of entertainment for our students!

ATTITUDE

  • What is our attitude?
  • What is our perceived attitude by our students?
  • Are we excited and ready to go?
  • Are we self–confident or self–doubting?

MATERIEL

  • Are we prepared?
  • Do we look prepared?
  • How is the pace of the class? Am I rushed? Do I finish 15 minutes early?
  • Are we interesting and engaging or do we sound like a textbook?
  • Are our topics appropriate for the form of an in class lecture?

SPEECH

  • How is our language, sound, tone, boredom factor.
  • How do we sound to our students?
  • Our students are experts at hearing people lecture.

USE OF MEDIA

  • What are we putting up onto the screen in the classroom?
  • Our students are used to having control of their screens - now we are in control of the content.
  • Our students consume more media in a week than we most likely did in 6 months at their age.

OUTSIDE OF CLASS EXTENSIONS

  • Learning management systems have become an important part of the learning experience.
  • These computer networks are expanding the space of the classroom.

 

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Daniel & David

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SC 177 Proféssormon GO

If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you.
The Caring Professor




The Caring Professor

 

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