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Making learning relevant to the real world and teaching the whole student

Dr. Kuchner is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Stony Brook President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She discusses why it is important to teach to the whole student - recognizing that they have complex lives that impact their ability to learn but also to bring experiences to the classroom. She shows empathy for the student’s situation to improve the connection between the instructor and student and increase learning. She also believes that the instructor should show respect for the students by giving them choices rather than hard policies, making them responsible for, and part of the decision making process about their own learning. They should be encouraged to embrace the learning process. Instructors should respect the students enough to... Show More
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