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Teaching as an International Student

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I attended the Teaching as an International Student workshop last week hoping that it will alleviate my concerns about teaching as an international student. Teaching in a foreign language in particular is a concern of mine. Will the students be able to understand me? Will they be annoyed by my accent? These are some of the questions going through my… Read more »

Engaging Diverse Viewpoints in the Classroom

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In early February, I attended the Engaging Diverse Viewpoints in the Classroom workshop at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. We started out discussing ground rules for having a constructive group discussion and skills facilitators can utilize in the classroom, including how to initiate the conversation, model effective communication skills and processes, use validation, reflect what you are hearing, etc…. Read more »