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Podcast on First Gen Students and Generation Z
A First-Gen College Student Talks Fauxmencement, Loan Debt and Advice for Educators
Zipporah Osei is a first-generation college student who wants to fill in knowledge gaps about navigating colleges for others like her. So she started an email newsletter called First Gen. The project can help educators and school and college leaders get a clearer picture of what the college experience is like for those who have no family experience with higher education.
33 Simple Strategies for Faculty : a Week-By-Week Resource for Teaching First-Year and First-Generation Students by
Many students struggle with the transition from high school to university life. This is especially true of first-generation college students, who are often unfamiliar with the norms and expectations of academia. College professors usually want to help, but many feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making extra time in their already hectic schedules to meet with these struggling students. 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty is a guidebook filled with practical solutions to this problem.
Technology and Engagement by
Publication Date: 2018-02-15
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This 'ecology of transition' was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting
Podcast on Student Engagement
How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos
In this time of pandemic, when schools and colleges have shifted teaching online to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, more and more teachers find themselves making videos for their students, and more students are turning to educational videos online. So for this week’s podcast, we decided to reach out to one of the masters of making educational videos, John Green, for his advice and thoughts on education during this unprecedented time.
Ebooks on Student Engagement
Teaching the Whole Student by
Publication Date: 2017-05-25
"Not only do the authors make clear that teaching the whole student is an important strategy for increasing retention and graduation rates, with increased individual commitment and connections of learning to life; but they also explain that this approach is good for the community, by increasing the number of problem-solvers and critical thinkers prepared to face and heal society’s ills. This type of teaching opens up the world of service, where graduates can use their knowledge along with their hearts, minds, and spirits to make the world a better place.
20 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement by
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
When students are meaningfully involved and emotionally invested in content, they learn more and perform better. In 20 strategies for increasing student engagement, Dr. William N. Bender provides practical examples, guidelines, and the research behind his teaching tips to help educators focus on specific strategies for engaging students in the classroom. In today's rigorous educational landscape, even the most effective teachers are working to polish their practice. Bender offers a wealth of ways to develop intensive, attention-grabbing instructional techniques that foster high levels of student achievement.--from book cover.