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Gallagher, Kristel M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This exploratory study sought to identify the existence of a "teaching persona" in college professors. Specifically, an examination of self-reported differences in traits displayed as teachers versus in everyday life was conducted. Also investigated were feelings of job satisfaction and burnout in relation to these differences. Findings…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Teacher Characteristics
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Solis, Oscar J.; Turner, Windi D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Although large classes in and of themselves are pragmatic for universities, they can be challenging for both students and instructors. The purpose of this study was to investigate pedagogical strategies that instructors teaching large classes can utilize to create positive student-instructor interactions to counter these challenges. Both…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Large Group Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research
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Barrow, Margaret – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This article addresses how developing caring relations with students at a community college effectively supports students' needs and ultimately success. At the same time, I discuss my own personal dilemmas while creating relationships that focus on students' needs. I use Nel Noddings' ethic of care theory to discuss how her ideas and the idea of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Caring