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A Mindset for Learning: The Dispositions of Academically Successful Students

Student learning is largely dependent on the type of mindset they hold. This article explains how teachers can help students achieve the mindset most beneficial to learning.

 

A Mindset for Learning: The Dispositions of Academically Successful Students

 

From: The Scholarly Teacher
By:Scott Gaier



Research Highlights How Easily and Readily Students Fabricate Excuses

How can you know when a student is lying about the “family emergency” that kept them from doing their assignment? According to this article, more often than not, students aren’t being entirely honest whenever they ask for an extension, with little regard to how much an assignment is worth.

Research Highlights How Easily and Readily Students Fabricate Excuses

 

From: Faculty Focus
By: Anna M. Carmichael and Lacy E. Krueger




Are You a Helicopter Professor?

This article informs the struggle many faculty have with the ultimate goal of helping students take responsibility for their own learning.   I especially like the “remove crutches” section which emphasizes our role in the PROCESS of helping students become independent learners.

How to Avoid Being a Helicopter Professor

From Faculty Focus – Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publications
By: Berlin Fang