Fall Book Club Update – Teaching Unprepared Students

Our book club met for the second time on Friday, September 27th and was led by Dr. Gladys Childs, Professor of Religion. We enjoyed thought provoking and at times comical dialogue surrounding Chapter 3 – The First Week of Class and Chapter 4 – Begin with Consistent Contact. We shared helpful strategies aimed at establishing […]

Chapter 4: Not so boring after all…

I picked Chapter 4, “Begin with Consistent Contact (Attendance Matters),” because I thought it could not possibly be as boring as the title suggested. Yeah. Go to class. Duh! Fortunately, the chapter was not only NOT boring, but contained a number of good suggestions for encouraging student attendance, participation and consultation. We have all noticed […]

Fall Book Club Update – Teaching Unprepared Students

High achievement for all learners was the overarching theme for our first book club meeting Friday, September 13. As we began our discussion, we acknowledged our shared characterizations of unprepared students and our motivation for reading this book. We soon realized the complexity and challenges of unprepared students in the classroom today. We shared strategies […]

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