Showing: Aug. 01, 2012 - Sep. 01, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Elliot Aronson | Dr.Carol Tavris
Presented by STARLINK and The Texas Community College Teachers Association
What are the reasons so many teachers perceive incivility and hostility in their students? What causes so many students to act defiant or uncaring? This growing atmosphere of incivility within the academic community is too damaging to ignore, as shown by the terrible tragedies at the U. of Arizona and Columbine.
In this teleconference we will look at the major sources of this anger and the reasons for uncivil behavior. We will discuss particularly effective ways of reducing angerandalienation, and show how to build a community within your college classroom where mutual respect develops and feelings of belonging ensue.
Help faculty understand the underlying causes of incivility and among students
Discuss reasons for the widening student-teacher cultural gap
Provide some effective ways to promote cooperation and reduce incivility in the classroom