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25 August 2019

What it means to students when you can pronounce their names – and when you can’t

I don’t think we can over-emphasize the importance of learning student names and the correct pronunciation of their names in our courses. Our introductory-level geoscience classrooms are especially important for recruiting new majors and producing Earth science-literate citizens. If we don’t have a class identity as a supportive and inclusive community for learning and working together, what impact can and will that have for our departments, the discipline, and society as a whole?

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15 August 2019

Help students with a “gravity assist”

This semester, think about providing students a “gravity assist”, a moment in their lives where something or someone helps propel them to their goal(s)

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8 August 2015

Wrapping up summer mentoring of research students

Here are some thoughts to make sure student researchers are positioned to talk about their research and promote their own new content knowledge and skills sets after their summer experience.

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