Author Archives: Jeanna Towns

Show Your Work: Teaching Philosophies & Portfolios

by: Shannon Hampton, Instructor College of Business, Design and Innovation Management What is the value of having a teaching philosophy and a portfolio? Today we learned in the T4 Presentation: Teaching Philosophies and Portfolios, the answer to this question and … Continue reading

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The art of connecting: Emotionally intelligent teaching

by: Xiangyou Shen, Visiting Assistant Professor College of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou … Continue reading

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Cognition and Learning

by: Gerald Presley, Assistant Professor College of Forestry – Wood Science & Engineering Demian Hommel presented Week 6 of the Tuesday Teaching +Tech Talks on cognition and learning. This talk highlighted some techniques to effectively engage students and keep them … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning and Reflection

by: Kimberly Vierra OSU Cascades – Business Administration Student Engagement Program Manager “I have no question that students who learn, not professors who perform, is what teaching is all about: students who learn are the finest fruits of teachers who … Continue reading

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Strategies for Handling Student Absences

Our primary goal is to ensure students learn what we intend.  It is true that when students miss a class, particularly one that is activity based, it is not possible to “make up” the experience.  Still, there are legitimate reasons … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Facilitating Difficult Conversations

As a follow up to our Winter Symposium we wanted to share five tips for facilitating our students’ citizenry and communication skills. Handling difficult discussions in the classroom is a topic many of us are faced with today. -1-  Before … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence in Difficult Conversations

Yesterday morning I attended a professional development workshop offered by Human Resources. One strategy the workshop “Difficult Conversations” discussed was Judy Ringer’s “4 Steps to a Successful Outcome.” This was the process of inquiry, acknowledgment, advocacy, and problem-solving. Inquiry cultivates … Continue reading

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