Blog 5 – Repairing the Student-Teacher Relationship and our Approach to Education

To progress as a society, we need to rethink the way we educate our students. This begins at the most basic level: the teacher-student relationship. The “banking” model of education is a pervasive issue throughout academia that has defined this relationship for far too long. In this approach, students are conceptualized as receptacles into which […]

Blog 2 – Facilitating Fair and Productive Conversations

This week’s readings got me thinking a lot about a workshop I conducted a few years ago. The workshop focused on identity and culture – the idea was to get first-year students to understand their identity and how they can work with other people who may have identities that are different from their own. Discussion […]