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Teacher professional development should get personal

I remember sitting in district- and state-mandated seminars that felt disconnected from my teaching style, my challenges and my classroom. These teacher training courses, which were intended to grow our capabilities, lacked direction in advancing our effectiveness with student success. At times, some teachers felt it was a “cattle call” approach to professional development. The “what” and the “how” of our learning had a systemized feel with limited input from teachers themselves.

These 3 strategies help SLCC hire diverse, talented faculty

To recruit and hire diverse, talented faculty who can help them fulfill their vision of being “a model for inclusive and transformative education,” leaders at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) are focused on creating a positive candidate experience.

3 ways higher ed can avoid social media devastation

A tenured sociology professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., landed in hot water because of his activity on Facebook. A college news site found the professor’s posts—one of which included an offensive hashtag and reference to last summer’s congressional shooting in Virginia—and published them online. Instantaneously, the story sparked national attention. Trinity had to close its doors at one point as the professor and campus received death threats.


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