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Teaching Today's College Students:
Widening the Circle of Success
by Angela Provitera McGlynn
A college classroom is, in essence, a
teacher and some students. Your job as the teacher is to teach. The
student’s job is to learn.
If only it were really so simple.
On today’s college campuses, there’s no
such thing as the "typical" student or even the "'typical" teacher. Diversity abounds (among
both students and faculty) across several dimensions: generation,
racial/ethnic background, and socioeconomic status, among many others.
Your students bring their own melting pot
of upbringings and experiences with them to class every single day—and
so do you—making for a modern instructional environment that is more
challenging, but also more potentially rewarding, than ever.
In Teaching Today’s College Students:
Widening the Circle of Success, veteran college professor and author
Angela Provitera McGlynn walks you through the complexities of
understanding today’s diverse college students and shows you how to
actually apply that knowledge in your classroom instructional
activities—so that all of your students reach their full potential as
learners. You’ll discover:
- The wide-ranging demographics of today’s
college students and the inevitable instructional challenges—and
- The relatively new and often troublesome
classroom behaviors that can have a profoundly negative effect on both
your students’ learning and your teaching—unless you deal with them
or, better yet, prevent them in the first place by understanding their
often innocent causes.
- The innovative pedagogical strategies
you can use to engage today’s students, motivate them, and help them
develop the critical thinking skills they’ll need to find success and
satisfaction after college