Posts Categorized: What We Are Learning About Learning Podcast

What We’re Learning About Learning: Inspiring Academic Excellence

Over the last couple of years, we’ve been tuned in to a conversation about balance in higher education: how to engage and challenge students while also ensuring courses are flexible enough for all students to be able to engage (here’s one example, from Tufts University). But, as we discuss in this episode of our podcast,… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning Podcast: Bringing Belonging to the Classroom

We wrapped up our second season with a closer look at a theme that has come up repeatedly in our podcast: belonging. Our interviews with faculty have focused on a wide range of topics, including antiracist pedagogy, accessibility, experiential learning, well-being, and religious diversity. But, in conversation after conversation, the faculty, staff, and students we… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning Podcast: Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the Classroom

Religious and spiritual identity is a complex, often invisible, and important element in the diversity of our students; our approach to this diversity can powerfully shape a student’s experiences in our courses. As we explore in the current episode of our podcast, What We’re Learning About Learning, some choices can help all of our students… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning Podcast: Supporting Student Wellbeing and Learning

Students everywhere have experienced the brunt of the pandemic not only through learning loss but also through extended, well-documented mental health issues. Results from a survey done by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health in 2021 show that students struggle to cope with coursework and the pressure to excel in school, especially as their priorities… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning: Concurrent Hybrid Teaching Resources

As we move back into the physical classroom space, we at CNDLS have collected a number of resources to help you plan, prepare, and troubleshoot possible concurrent hybrid learning situations. These resources are available in multiple modalities–written guides, video tutorials, and podcast episodes that focus on professors’ personal experience. 

What We’re Learning About Learning: Tips for Making the Most of the Spring Semester (Parts I & II)

“I was surprised by many aspects of how the semester unfolded, so it seemed to require constant reassessment and readjustment,” shared GU Linguistics professor Marissa Fond during CNDLS’ December Digital Learning Days. In those plenary sessions, eight Georgetown faculty shared their experiences from this year’s anything-but-normal fall semester. Their insights—what they brought from virtual teaching… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning: Teaching Georgetown’s Slaveholding History

“In terms of anti-racist pedagogy,” says GU History professor Adam Rothman in the most recent episode of our What We’re Learning About Learning podcast, “There’s two levels to it. One is just paying attention to the needs of students of color in our classes, like just being attentive to their concerns. And then, the other… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning: From Accommodations to Accessibility

Over the last year and a half in particular, we’ve learned a lot about the many barriers that can stand between our students and their education. Now that we’re back to mostly in-person learning, we need to keep finding ways to break down the barriers that our students face, especially in cases where students have… Read more »

What We Are Learning About Learning: Teaching and Learning as a Graduate Student

artwork by Clare Reid Graduate students occupy a complicated role in higher education. Situated between undergraduates and faculty, they are students—though they don’t always get the focus and attention that undergraduate students get—and many of them are simultaneously in instructional roles—as tutors, TAs, and instructors of record. In the latest episode of the CNDLS podcast… Read more »