USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Building Relationship Webs in the Classroom (may Boost Student GPAs)

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Josh Pfiester

David Brooks stated in a 2011 TED talk that "the fact is, people learn from people they love. And if you're not talking about the individual relationship between a teacher and a student, you're not talking about that reality. But that reality is expunged from our policy-making process." This presentation will discuss research literature, strategies, and lessons learned in building student-instructor relationships in a face-to-face multicultural undergraduate course. Strategies to be discussed include use of the Panorama Education Survey, autobiographical presentations, and a (literal) web-building activity. Relationships promote trust and trust is necessary for risk-taking. The intended audience are all instructors (whether face-to-face, hybrid, or online), but especially those who struggle with building relationships with their students.


Josh Pfiester

Dalton State College

Wednesday April 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
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