Thursday, June 8, 2006
Want to reach the summit in your teaching? Julie Oseid (St. Thomas), Jayne Kacer (Chapman), Robin Wellford Slocum (Chapman), and I discussed challenges in teaching, both in the classroom and in dealing with specific types of attitudes in students. We discussed some difficult scenarios--not taking a deep breath, not following department guidelines--and solutions and future options. We also addressed the reasons behind some negative student attitudes and how to de-escalate and effectively deal with those attitudes.