Tag: mental health

SIP 6.11 Sustaining Resilience in the Race to the Semester Finish Line

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? No matter when the semester break occurs nor the length of the respite, the last weeks of a semester regularly fill with malaise, procrastination, anxiety, and exhaustion. When the weather is inviting, attendance and productivity wane as students (and faculty) prefer to be outdoors more than indoors. You might …

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SIP 6.7 Creating “True” Breaks — Not Assigning Work Over Break

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Have you ever noticed that the energy in the classroom after Spring Break can be a little . . . subdued? If you are like many academics, you work through Spring Break and expect your students to use the time to get caught up on reading and assignments. You might have …

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SIP #3.26 Minimizing Anxiety for Better Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? At this time in the semester but really, at any time in the semester), students are faced with the challenges of attending school, engaging in classes, and completing work while also struggling with anxiety. In a 2013 survey by the National College Health Assessment, roughly half of college students …

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SIP #3.5 Productive Interactions with Frustrating Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week the SIPsquad offered some perspective on the management of instructor frustration in the face of challenging student behavior. This week, the SIPsquad offers up some tactical advice that will allow instructors to immediately and positively engage in behavior correction for good outcomes. We are doing our students …

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SIP #2.21 Recognizing and Responding to Students with Mental Health Disabilities

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Faculty, staff and administrators are becoming more and more aware of strategies and services to support students with disabilities, and on-campus entities like the Access Center (www.msudenver.edu/access ) exist to facilitate this aspect of our work. What happens, though, if we encounter a student whose disability is not outwardly …

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