By creating a supportive culture through class practices, norms, and policies, faculty and instructors can play a vital role in supporting students’ well-being in the classroom. In addition, faculty and instructors can help students understand how well-being affects all aspects of their experiences inside and outside the classroom.
Key takeaways: A more holistic approach to student thriving considers external factors in a student’s environment that may impact their performance. The holistic model seeks ways to support students as […]
On March 30, 2022, TLL hosted a talk by Professor Carlton Fong of Texas State University on the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic impacted student motivation. Professor Fong discussed evidence-based strategies to maximize student confidence, learning, support, and belonging.
This page provides pedagogical tools and resources for addressing charged, difficult, and/or stressful issues while remaining sensitive to the range of opinions, emotional reactions, and potential for student harm.
On February 16, 2022, we hosted a talk by Professor Eric Mazur of Harvard on how the COVID-19 pandemic transformed his approach to teaching introductory physics and why he is keeping many of the changes going forward.
On October 26, 2021, we hosted a talk by Dr. Mays Imad on Trauma-Informed Teaching. Dr. Imad’s talk built on neuroscience research on trauma and learning and her experiences using trauma-informed teaching practices in the classroom.
In this talk on April 29, 2021, Dr. Canning discussed her recent research on cultivating growth mindset cultures in the classroom — the idea that anyone can develop their ability and talent over time with effective strategies, deliberate practice, and adequate support.
This past May and June, the MIT Pulse survey was sent out to the MIT community. The purpose was to inform decision-makers and find out the needs of the community after the move to working remotely.
Professor Ed Bertschinger delivered a webinar on Tuesday, July 7 about the 8.02 mentoring program, talking more about the implementation of the program and its promising results.