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ERIC Number: EJ778485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-26
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
A Dozen Teaching Tips for Diverse Classrooms
Fogg, Piper
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n9 pB12 Oct 2007
For the majority of community-college professors, teaching is the most important part of their jobs, and it is not easy. Community-college students are a diverse bunch, but often face a particular set of challenges. Many entering students are not prepared for college-level work. While some students plan to transfer to competitive four-year colleges, others struggle to complete remedial courses. Some students commute long distances, and many have jobs or families. In one class, a teacher may face an 18-year-old who is fresh out of high school, a single mother who works part time, and a first-generation college student who does not speak English well. Community-college students require teachers who are engaging, creative, responsive, and energetic--and who understand their students' needs. Professors have to be up on the latest teaching methods, know which of them work for their students, and be flexible enough to change when something is not working. This article presents a dozen tips--many from seasoned professors--for those just starting out, or for veterans who want fresh ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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