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1. SC 248 More Meaningful Work - Last
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Daniel and David wrap up their series on meaningful work in this podcast.



2. SC 247 More Meaningful Work
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Daniel and David report on their research about the nature of our business and creating time for meaningful work.



3. SC 246 Meaningful Work
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Following a couple of bouts with the flu, Daniel and David return to share their thoughts on meaningful work as a professor.



4. SC 245 Selecting a Conference in 2018
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As 2017 comes to a close, we offer some tips for selecting an academic conference in 2018. 

Happy New Year!

Dr. Daniel de Roulet 
Prof. David Pecoraro 

 



5. SC 244 Golden Oldies - Caring Online
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Here's another one of our most popular podcast episodes: Caring Online
Updated commentary by Daniel and David

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Golden Oldie - Replay
Podcast #45
Caring Online

 

Caring Online

The Online Challenge? Caring in a Different Kind of Presence.

“We worry about a loss of physical presence and all that goes with it.”

How “Student Caring” can help with online education (Courses which are 100% online).

Our Concerns:

Online education is education-light—there is little way of controlling or determining the quality of the instruction and learning. For those concerned about the student side of the equation—whether students are doing enough work to earn the credit—this aspect of learning is still controlled by the instructor and her or his department. How do I know that the person doing the work is the student—not a parent, a significant other, or a paid “for-hire” student? Aren’t online classes an excellent place to hide for students uncomfortable with the course’s primary language, or the subject matter, or the physical classroom? Yes and no…and for bad and good.

How can a “Student Caring” approach affect an online class?

Put ground rules and expectations in place and up front. This is an act of caring. Use discussion boards to build community.

We explore this topic more fully in our upcoming book: The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching.

Sound Bites:

Parents are hiring, “Students for hire,” to take college courses online for their son or daughter. I have one student who spends 30 hours of work on her essays. The online class environment can relieve anxiety for E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) students. Online classes seem to attract folks who tend to motivate themselves. When you are taking an online class, dress like you are going to an in person class. We don’t want merely teach like “Chalk and Talk” in a digital environment. Make sure that there are opportunities to put in a little entertainment into your lectures. Get involved with those discussion groups. I am seeing people who are disconnecting from Facebook. Think of your online class as an opportunity for personal connection.

Professors who are often are seen by students as role models, are also models of adult thinking.

 



6. SC 243 Golden Oldies - Teaching Students Who Are On Fire To Learn
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Here's another one of our most popular podcast episodes: Teaching Students Who Are On Fire To Learn
Updated commentary by Daniel and David

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Golden Oldie - Replay
Podcast #85
Teaching Students Who Are On Fire To Learn

 

This blogpost and podcast is for our colleagues in higher educations, professors, the world over.

This is #2 in our series on teaching. We continue with a look at students who are on fire to learn.

GUIDING OUR STUDENTS ACADEMIC PASSIONS. College Student:  “Teach it all to me – TODAY!” How do we direct that in the classroom? The challenge for professors is to teach all of the students in front of you. Those who are on fire to learn as well as those who have little interest. A.K.A. Professor: “Why are you taking this class?”  College Student: “I have to, it’s a requirement.” College is a half marathon, not a sprint. You can recognize these students and focus their energies on an individual basis to challenge them. Our role as a mentor can begin to take shape with enthusiastic students. We want to recognize their gifts and encourage them.

 

SOCIAL PRESSURES FOR THE STUDENT WHO IS ON FIRE TO LEARN. Sometimes these students can get on the nerves of other students. Uh oh – they’ll break the curve! These students may be unintentionally disruptive by dominating the classroom. Professors need to control the classroom discussion and encourage the entire group to participate. Other students will happily sit there and zone-out while one or two others dominate the class. College Student: “Hey, what about me? I’m here to learn too!” College Student: “Our relationships with our peers are extremely important to us.” These situations are good because they help to prepare them for workplace social dynamics.  

7. SC 242 Golden Oldies - How to Fail a Class
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Here's one of our most popular podcast episodes:  HOW TO FAIL A CLASS.
Updated commentary by Daniel and David

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Golden Oldies - Replay
Podcast #242
How to Fail a Class

 

In my Career Directions and Your Daily Bread class, I teach a variety of lessons to my students about how to make the transition from college to career. As part of the assignment to design and publish their own professional web site, I teach them the basics of how to write a blog post. The following blog post–really an open letter to college students, was submitted by Ms. Grace Johnston. It is my pleasure to feature it here on the Student Caring web site. If you want to listen to Grace read the letter, just click on the play button or go to iTunes and search for the Student Caring Podcast.    Prof. David Pecoraro

 

Dear fellow college students,

Getting straight A’s in college is important, but not nearly as important as what you could be doing instead of going to class, studying, and doing homework. College is full of useless things. Memorization skills? Who needs that? Reading and comprehension? Psh! General knowledge and information about daily life and the world? Boring!

What we learn in school will never follow us into real life, so why even bother? Here are a few tips on how to make the least out of your class!


Use your phone during class

Being distracted and disconnected is a key to future bad performance. Texting, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr; I want you to pick up your phone right now and immerse yourself in these things because you will be glad you did later! Especially when your professor clues you in on valuable information that’s not on the study guide for the next exam. You might as well disrespect the speaker while you’re at it!

Even if your homework assignments actually rely on a textbook, buy it and DO NOT touch it.

There is no better way to dissociate yourself with the course you’re taking than to purchase the required text and never open it. Who wants to waste their valuable social media/video game/nap time with reading a textbook that will help you understand the material that the professor babbles about in class? Only those of us who want to fail! The pros outweigh the cons; you’ll be short a few bucks, but you’ll have NO IDEA what’s going on in class.

DO NOT study.

Studying is a sure-fire way to get an excellent grade on exams and quizzes. We do not want success and progress to occur in your time at college, so put down the highlighter and the flash cards. Again, who wants to waste their precious time with studying? Your time at college is meant for other things like going out with friends, wasting your parents’ money, or gaining fifteen pounds. 

After the professor takes roll, leave as if you’re going to use the restroom and DO NOT come back.

Why on earth would you want to sit through a BORING, USELESS, INFORMATIONALLY VOID lecture when you’ve already got your name down on the attendance sheet? Only if you want to actually do well in class, of course! Use all of the time you’ve saved to do the really important stuff, like taking a nap, not finding a job, and avoiding all responsibilities.

Make fun patterns on your Scantron.

You could fill in all of your answers as “a” and be boring, or you could make your exam time much more interesting. Try to make squiggles, lightning bolts, zigzags, or, if you’re more advanced in Scantron art, a double helix. Don’t be afraid to let your artistic abilities flow, because that’s all that you have going for you in the future.

 DO NOT turn in any assignments.

This is a big one that fail-savvy students tend to miss. In some classes, assignments make up 50% of your grade. Imagine if you even TRIED to make an effort to complete one and turn it in on time. Avoid them at all costs; you’ll be glad you did.

Extra credit? More like torture!

Extra credit is absolutely detrimental to your failure. It could cause your grade to move up A WHOLE LETTER. Wow! Who would have thought that it could be so evil?

These are only a few tips to get you on your way to fail-ville. I hope these tricks and ideas help you and inspire you to get your grades down so low that you lose your scholarship.

A little disclaimer: some of these tips will not work for everyone, so try them all out and see which ones benefit you the most. I wish you luck!

Happy academic probation,

Grace Johnston

College Student, Educational Philosopher, Self-Professed Comedienne
Freelance Editor and Proofreader, Technical Theatre Major
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Professors David C. Pecoraro and Daniel de Roulet, with over 50 years of combined teaching, faculty development and administrative experience, provide professional mentoring services for professors wishing to improve in the following areas:

Course organization and management Syllabus and lesson plan construction Creating successful examinations, assignments, projects, and field trips Improving instructor-student communication and rapport Constructing a career plan Mock job interview Other areas? (Let us know.)

You E-mail us with a one page narrative of your current situation and the area(s) where you want to improve.

We'll reply to you with a list of available dates and time for your one-hour appointment and payment information.          

  Start Step 1. 

1. You select a date and time, provide us with your contact information in the form of a telephone number or Skype account name. 2. Deposit $200. USD (One-time-flat-fee)  into our PayPal account.

1. We'll reply to you confirming the date and time of your session and your paid fee. 2. We begin an analysis of your narrative and prepare for your mentoring session. 

We'll telephone / Skype you at the scheduled time and conduct your session.

During this one precious hour, the two of us focus on you - your vision, your goals, and your personal and professional development. We find this most effective when it becomes a shared conversation between us.

Within 5 business days, we will E-mail you with an action plan and accompanying materials.
Available to you, is a thirty-minute followup session within 4 months from the first session. Just contact us to schedule that meeting.

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Completely Confidential: We understand the personal and sensitive nature of these important areas and promise to you that we will never discuss them with anyone, ever. We retain your information only for the purposes of the above steps. When our communications are concluded, we delete all information.

Biographies
Professor David C. Pecoraro, M.F.A.
I have been a teaching college professor since 1980 and am passionate about all that I have learned about the profession of teaching, which I love. While I teach general education requirements in the arts, my department home has always been in the theatre. I teach courses in the area of design, management and production: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Introduction to Theatre, and others. I have taught at the undergraduate level at a community college and a private university and at the graduate level where I taught stage management for a large university.

I am passionate about interacting with my colleagues, globally, about the profession of teaching. Within that, of course, “Student Caring.” I have been teaching long enough to have observed how, when integrated with excellent instruction, can make all the difference in the world for the student. Within that scope, I am especially passionate about course design, in-class instruction, and the transition from college to career.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet, Ph.D.
After receiving a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine in 1992, I have been a college professor and administrator, and currently teach writing and literature.  I have led revisions to general education and first-year curricula, worked with developing educational assessment plans of student learning, and received undergraduate teaching awards. I have also coordinated a writing program for at-risk students. My experience is at four-year universities, a four-year college, and at community colleges.

My desire is to bring a sense of personal care into each class I teach, helping students to become adult thinkers and to be equipped for the world after college.  Nothing is quite like participating in a student’s discovery or rediscovery of education—this, and my continued learning in a community of students, motivates me to teach.  I also realize that we college professors are often woefully unprepared for the dynamics of the classroom.  My hope is to produce work that will encourages professors to take on as a life-long project the understanding of students and how to best teach them.

Prof. David C. Pecoraro ~ Dr. Daniel de Roulet

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a colleague or colleagues join a mentoring session?
No. We want to focus on the needs of one individual at a time. Moreover, it is a good confidentiality practice, which we take very seriously. 

Can I record the mentoring session?
Yes. 

What languages does your mentoring services provide?
At this time, we only offer the English language. If you have a translator available to you, we can work with them.

Do you offer small group or faculty-retreat / in-service mentoring?
Yes. The sessions include:

A presentation on our most the most pressing needs for professors today. Guidance on creating action plans. Post-retreat / group evaluation of action plans. Optional individual post-retreat / group progress evaluation.

Group/faculty-retreat mentoring: $750. per half-day session; travel and lodging expenses; materials cost at $20 per participant; optional progress evaluations at $100. per participant

Contact Prof. Pecoraro for information about booking a group session. E-mail: david@studentcaring.com

Professional Mentoring Services for College Faculty

8. SC 241 Our Thanksgiving Podcast
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As we pause for this American tradition and holiday known as Thanksgiving, we share what we are thankful for.

Wherever you are in world, we are thankful for your listenership and wish you all the best. 

Daniel & David

 

 



9. SC 240 FINALS! Two Perspectives
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As we prepare for our finals, we share some observations about what we see our students doing and offer tips for ways we professors can help them succeed. 

 

 



10. SC 239 Rate My Professors Dot Com
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From our perspective, we share our thoughts (and ratings) on the popular rate my professors dot com website. 



11. SC 238 The Mid Semester Slump
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Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro offer tips to help our students keep going when the going gets rough.



12. SC 237 Gossip, Office Politics, and Our Students
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In this podcast about gossip and office politics, we share, analyze, and recommend a method of communication that minimizes conflict and promotes peace.



13. SC 236 de Roulet, Pecoraro, and our Millennial Students
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In this podcast we react to the work of Dr. Chip Espinoza and discuss how we are applying it in our classes.

 

 



14. SC 235 No. 3 of 3 Understanding Our Millennial Students
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Dr. Chip Espinoza: "So, when a faculty member can frame the discussion in development, once that student realizes that you really care about their future and where they're going, they'll listen to most anything you have to say."

Dr. Daniel de Roulet : "A millennial comes into class the first day and sits down. What are the red flags for a teacher? 

Dr. Chip Espinoza:

Student to Professor:  "What qualifies you to be teaching me?" Student is thinking: "What can I possibly learn in here that I can't find on the Internet?"

Dr. Daniel de Roulet : "With this new group of millennials coming in, what might be some good things to do on the first day?"

Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Ask them: What might be your expectations for this class? What do you want to learn? What do you want to do with your life?"

On the first day, don't start with your own experience, start with theirs.

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We still have a very important job to do

 

Please join us again next week.

Until then, keep caring!

 



15. SC 234 No. 2 of 3 Understanding Our Millennial Students
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Excerpts from part two of three in this podcast series.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet: "If I am not going to give my students information, what am I to do?"
Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Show the big picture. Information is only information unless you know how to apply it. Showing how information becomes knowledge, I think, is the key role we play in the classroom."

We need to go about it differently.
Moving from, "Sage on the Stage" to "Guide on the Side" to "Learning With."
You will see the relational aspect come together.


Dr. Chip Espinoza: In class, following up on a reading assignment: "What did you like about that article?"  - - - Silence - - - "What did you disagree with?" – – – "And we would talk for the rest of the class. They like to approach things from problem solving."


Anytime you want to see students energized, you have to approach it from a critical aspect.

Dr. Chip Espinoza: "Theres a high value on achievement, and they [Our students] do not want to fail. And they don't want to disappoint you or the people that support them who have high expectations of what their career will be."

 

Please join us again next week for Podcast No. 235, part three in this series.

Until then, keep caring!
Prof. David C. Pecoraro 

 



16. SC 233 No. 1 of 3 Understanding Our Millennial Students
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In this podcast we feature the work of our colleague, Dr. Chip Espinoza.

 

Meet Chip.
Author, speaker, consultant and Millennial Expert
http://chipespinoza.com

 

Recognized globally as a leading authority on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace, Chip Espinoza is trusted by Fortune 100 to family owned businesses to help them create environments in which all generations thrive.

 

He was recently named a top 15 global thought leader on the future of work by the Economic Times. Chip co-authored Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce, Millennials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs To Achieve Greatness At Work, and Millennials Who Manage: How To Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become A Great Leader.

 

Excerpts from part one of three in this podcast series.

Podcast No. 233

Dr. Chip Espinoza:

All of my work is inspired by the students I teach.
My first inspiration came when I noticed a difference in my students from the 1990's to the 2000's.
My students of today are just waiting to raise their hands on a question.
When assigned a 10 - 12 page paper, they ask: "Is 10 pages a "C" and 12 pages an "A"?
Or, "How many classes can I miss and still get an "A"?
They expect that everything is negotiable.

They came in with the baseline expectation that they were going to get to participate, not only in what they were learning but in how they were going to learn. I realized that I had to make room for that.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet: It seems that what our students need is a real legitimate need for relationship.
They see me as someone to learn from and also to get to know.

Dr. Chip Espinoza: I believe there's been a redefinition of relationship to authority and power.
Today's young people do not need authority figures to access information. 

 

Please join us again next week for Podcast No. 234, part two in this series.

Until then, keep caring!

 

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17. SC 232 No. 2 of 2 Self Care for Professors
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In this, part 2 of self care for professors we talk about our transition from summertime to semestertime and what that means for our health. 



18. SC 231 No. 1 of 2 Self Care for Professors
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How can we take care of ourselves so we can take care of others?

At the beginning of this academic term, we discuss best practices of caring.



19. SC 230 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In the middle of our first weeks back in the classroom, we share some of the wonderful - and not so wonderful surprises we encountered.

 

Dr. Daniel de Roulet 
Prof. David C. Pecoraro 

 

 



20. SC 229 F U - Professor Pecoraro!
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In this, podcast No. 229 we expose the many paper writing services who encourage our students to engage in plagiarism. 



21. SC 228 Taking Your Course Before Teaching Your Course
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At the beginning of the fall semester of 2017, Daniel and David, the Caring Professors, discuss the benefits of taking your course before teach it to your students. [PODCAST NO.228]



22. SC 227 Career Directions Toward the End of Your Career
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Toward the end of the summer of 2017, Daniel and David, the Caring Professors, discuss career options toward the end your career as a professor. [PODCAST NO.227]



23. SC 226 Career Directions in the Middle of Your Career
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In this podcast, Daniel and David discuss topics for you to think about in the middle of your career in academe.



24. SC 225 Career Directions at the Beginning of Your Career
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In this podcast, Daniel and David discuss topics for you to think about as you begin your career in academe. 



25. SC 224 Improving Instructor - Student Communication
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In this podcast, Daniel and David discuss a very popular topic with their college faculty mentoring service: Improving Instructor - Student Communication.



26. SC 223 Course Design - The Student Mind
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Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro focus on "Course Design - The Student Mind" in this podcast featuring their Professional Mentoring Service for Professors.



27. SC 222 Creating Successful Exams, Projects, and Field Trips
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Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro focus on "Creating Successful Exams, Projects, and Field Trips" in this podcast featuring their Professional Mentoring Service for Professors.

Professors David C. Pecoraro and Daniel de Roulet, with over 50 years of combined teaching, faculty development and administrative experience, provide professional mentoring services for professors wishing to improve in the following areas:

Course organization and management Syllabus and lesson plan construction Creating successful examinations, assignments, projects, and field trips Improving instructor-student communication and rapport Constructing a career plan Mock job interview Other areas? (Let us know.)

28. SC 221 Creating a Syllabus and Lesson Plan
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Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro focus on "Creating a Syllabus and Lesson Plan" in this podcast featuring their Professional Mentoring Service for Professors.



29. SC 220 Course Organization and Management
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Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro focus on "Course Organization and Management" in this podcast featuring our new Professional Mentoring Service for Professors.



30. SC 219 Professional Mentoring Services for Professors
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In this Post & Podcast, we introduce our professional mentoring services for professors.

 

Podcast Outline:
The origins of this service:

Throughout our careers we have observed many of our colleagues who had nowhere to turn for help and ended up leaving the teaching profession. Our research and reporting on the disturbing statistics about why so many professors are leaving the profession. Reference: Podcast Series on  Why Many Professors Are Leaving the Profession: 210 , 211, and 212. Our research and podcast series on professor burnout, base on the work of Dr. Dike Drummond’s book, Stop Physician Burnout. In his book he reports that teachers experience the second highest rate of burnout. Reference our Podcast Series on Burnout Solutions:  193, 194, and 195.   Also see the post: How To Avoid Burnout as a Professor. 1. Why is this service necessary? At most colleges and universities, if a professor is having trouble, there are few (if any) confidential sources to turn to. Teaching and class management are not taught to the majority of professors. For professors on tenure track who are struggling, immediate intervention is necessary. Confidential, useful advice helps all professors, as the demands of their jobs and the needs of our students change, 2. Why are we the ones to do it? We have a combined 50 years in the college classroom at both four-year and two-year schools. We have written, spoken, and have produced over 200 podcasts on teaching effectiveness. We have significant administrative experience in hiring, evaluating, and helping professors in our college careers (department chairs, hiring committees, faculty development chairs, dean, assoc. provost, student success representatives, student equity projects and committees) We are confidential. We honestly assess for each individual case whether we are the best people to help. 3. What does the program look like? We begin with a careful evaluation of the needs of a professor. We arrange a skype session to address the evaluation and answer further questions. We discuss needed resources and direct clients to the best places from which to gain them. We schedule a follow up session to check on progress, offering further advice and proposing fine tuning. 4. How is it arranged? Initial contact Collection of materials and flat fee Sessions scheduled

We are very enthusiastic about this. These services are something we believe in and think can be a great help to our colleagues.

~ Completely Confidential ~

Professors David C. Pecoraro and Daniel de Roulet, with over 50 years of combined teaching, faculty development and administrative experience, provide professional mentoring services for professors wishing to improve in the following areas:

Course organization and management Syllabus and lesson plan construction Creating successful examinations, assignments, projects, and field trips Improving instructor-student communication and rapport Constructing a career plan Mock job interview Other areas? (Let us know.)

You E-mail us with a one page narrative of your current situation and the area(s) where you want to improve.

We'll reply to you with a list of available dates and time for your one-hour appointment and payment information.             Start Step 1. 

1. You select a date and time, provide us with your contact information in the form of a telephone number or Skype account name. 2. Deposit $200. USD (One-time-flat-fee)  into our PayPal account.

1. We'll reply to you confirming the date and time of your session and your paid fee. 2. We begin an analysis of your narrative and prepare for your mentoring session. 

We'll telephone / Skype you at the scheduled time and conduct your session.

During this one precious hour, the two of us focus on you - your vision, your goals, and your personal and professional development. We find this most effective when it becomes a shared conversation between us.

Within 5 business days, we will E-mail you with an action plan and accompanying materials.
Available to you, is a thirty-minute followup session within 4 months from the first session. Just contact us to schedule that meeting.

###

Completely Confidential: We understand the personal and sensitive nature of these important areas and promise to you that we will never discuss them with anyone, ever. We retain your information only for the purposes of the above steps. When our communications are concluded, we delete all information.

Biographies
Professor David C. Pecoraro, M.F.A.
I have been a teaching college professor since 1980 and am passionate about all that I have learned about the profession of teaching, which I love. While I teach general education requirements in the arts, my department home has always been in the theatre. I teach courses in the area of design, management and production: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Introduction to Theatre, and others. I have taught at the undergraduate level at a community college and a private university and at the graduate level where I taught stage management for a large university.

I am passionate about interacting with my colleagues, globally, about the profession of teaching. Within that, of course, “Student Caring.” I have been teaching long enough to have observed how, when integrated with excellent instruction, can make all the difference in the world for the student. Within that scope, I am especially passionate about course design, in-class instruction, and the transition from college to career.

Dr. Daniel de Roulet, Ph.D.
After receiving a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine in 1992, I have been a college professor and administrator, and currently teach writing and literature.  I have led revisions to general education and first-year curricula, worked with developing educational assessment plans of student learning, and received undergraduate teaching awards. I have also coordinated a writing program for at-risk students. My experience is at four-year universities, a four-year college, and at community colleges.

My desire is to bring a sense of personal care into each class I teach, helping students to become adult thinkers and to be equipped for the world after college.  Nothing is quite like participating in a student’s discovery or rediscovery of education—this, and my continued learning in a community of students, motivates me to teach.  I also realize that we college professors are often woefully unprepared for the dynamics of the classroom.  My hope is to produce work that will encourages professors to take on as a life-long project the understanding of students and how to best teach them.

Prof. David C. Pecoraro ~ Dr. Daniel de Roulet

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a colleague or colleagues join a mentoring session?
No. We want to focus on the needs of one individual at a time. Moreover, it is a good confidentiality practice, which we take very seriously. 

Can I record the mentoring session?
Yes. 

What languages does your mentoring services provide?
At this time, we only offer the English language. If you have a translator available to you, we can work with them.

Do you offer small group or faculty-retreat / in-service mentoring?
Yes. The sessions include:

A presentation on our most the most pressing needs for professors today. Guidance on creating action plans. Post-retreat / group evaluation of action plans. Optional individual post-retreat / group progress evaluation.

Group/faculty-retreat mentoring: $750. per half-day session; travel and lodging expenses; materials cost at $20 per participant; optional progress evaluations at $100. per participant

Contact Prof. Pecoraro for information about booking a group session. E-mail: david@studentcaring.com

 

 

 

 

Professional Mentoring Services for Professors

31. SC 218 Commencement Survival Techniques
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Description:

Daniel and David share some commencement ceremony survival techniques in this podcast.



32. SC 217 Part Four: Getting the Job - or Not
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Description:

In this, PODCAST #4 in our series on the professor job search, Daniel and David discuss best practices to follow when you are offered the job - or not. (Listen for the announcement about our mock interview service.)



33. SC 216 Part Three: The Professor Interview
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Description:

If you have ever wondered what the interview will be like for a job as a professor, this podcast is for you.



34. SC 215 Part Two: Preparing for the Interview
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Description:

On Cinco de Quatro, Daniel and David offer action step tips for those of you preparing for your professor interview.



35. SC 214 Part Two: Searching for a Job as a Professor
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Description:

Daniel and David discuss what not to do when applying for a job as a professor and also how to exceed their expectations.



36. SC 213 Part One: Searching for a Job as a Professor
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Description:

Daniel and David discuss first steps and considerations in the process of searching for a job in higher education.



37. SC 212 Part Three: Why Many Professors are Leaving the Profession
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Description:

In this podcast, we reveal part 3 about why so many new professors quit the profession.



38. SC 211 Part Two: Why Many Professors are Leaving the Profession
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Description:

In this podcast, we continue to identify the primary causes why new professors decide to leave teaching.



39. SC 210 Why Many Professors are Leaving the Profession
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Description:

In this new podcast series, we identify the primary causes why new professors decide to leave teaching.



40. SC 209 Making the Most of Free Time
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Description:

In this podcast, Daniel and David offer tips about how we professors can make the best use of our free time. - Imagine that - FREE TIME!



41. SC 208 What Doesn't Kill You
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Description:

In this podcast, David reads a story about a student and her professor.
Our source is an excellent book that we recommend:
Chicken Soup for the Soul / Campus Chronicles / 101 Inspirational, Supportive, and Humorous Stories about Life in College by, Jack Cranfield  AMAZON LINK

Daniel and David discuss their reaction to this story.

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David



42. SC 207 Teaching Our Students how to Help Each Other
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Description:

David and Daniel discuss the benefits of teaching our students how to help each other.

 

 

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David



43. SC 206 Group Learning and Teacher Propaganda
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Description:

More from their "Good Stuff" file, David and Daniel discuss some successful teaching strategies with group learning. Listen in! Podcast No. 206.

 

 

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David



44. SC 205 Group Learning with Lady Gaga
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Description:

 

 

From their "Good Stuff" file, David and Daniel discuss some success full teaching strategies with group learning. Listen in! Podcast No. 205.

 

 

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David



45. SC 204 Caring for Underprepared Students
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Description:

SITUATION: You discover that one (or more) of your students are not prepared for the class you are teaching.

Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro discuss how to care for students in this situation.

 

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David



46. SC 203 Your Over-achieving Student Is Bored With Your Class.
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Description:

SITUATION: You notice that one of your students is bored and not engaged with the subject.

Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro discuss how to challenge your student.



47. SC 202 A Student Confides Their Depression
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Description:

SITUATION: While reading and grading a student’s writing assignment, they reveal to you that they are deeply depressed.

Listen to Daniel and David on Friday - USA - Inauguration Day, as they explore this topic.

 



48. SC 201 Complaints About Another Professor
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Description:

A student comes to your office hours and is complaining that one of their professors is not teaching them what they need to learn in the class, which a pre-requisite to your class.

 

Listen to Daniel and David on Friday the Thirteenth, as they explore this topic.



49. SC 200 Thank You Notes from Students
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Description:

Professors Pecoraro & de Roulet celebrate Podcast No. 200 in this special episode featuring students letters to their professors.



50. SC 199 Cheating During a Test
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Description:

Following a test, you receive an email from a student informing you that the person sitting in front of them was looking at their smart phone during the test. They say: “You should be paying closer attention during your tests.”

Listen to Daniel and David as they explore this situation.

Referenced Web Page:  Podcast #15  http://studentcaring.com/howtocheatincollege/

 

What would you do?

 

We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions.

Email:  General Information   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David