Awake Accountable and Engaged

As a new college professor, one of the things that surprised me most was the lack of student engagement and accountability in the classroom. Striving to be a professor that utilized a lecture format sparingly, I structured my class sessions…

Words Create Worlds

A conversation I overheard from a group of three-year-olds heightened my awareness of the frequency of complaining that permeates our daily interactions. It was a typical fall day; I was observing my preschool field practicum student from the…

Presence-Based Teaching, Leading, & Learning

Education is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Presence-Based Teaching, Leading, and Learning is a professional development model designed to support teachers, administrators, and students…

Write More, Grade Less

Abstract: This article describes five practices for effectively grading writing that demystify the grading process and focus on students’ writing more and faculty grading less...

Is mindfulness training useful?

In this study, we investigated the effects of mindfulness training with 23 preservice teachers. Subjects were assigned to either a 6-week mindfulness training program or a control condition. Post intervention, mindfulness participants reported…

Mentoring and Tutoring

Mentoring in Higher Education Should be the Norm to Assure Success: Lessons Learned from the Faculty Mentoring Program, West Chester University, 2008–2011

Remembering to Breathe: The Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Mindfulness Practices to Pre-Service Teachers

This paper reports on a pilot study conducted to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness based program in reducing stress and enhancing emotion regulation skills for a cohort of undergraduate students completing their pre-service teaching…