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Creating online spaces that promote positivity

By Chamonix Adams Porter We know that students spend a great deal of their time online, so it’s important to ensure that they have the skills to build supportive digital communities and to intervene if they see disrespect or harassment. Students can all play a role in...

Metacognition: A key to helping students study more effectively

By Chelsey Taylor Succeeding academically requires students to create effective study habits and develop systems that best support their goals. Yet many students aren’t clearly defining what those goals are, strategizing about the effectiveness of their current study...

Clarifying affirmative consent and moving beyond consent to enthusiasm

By Chamonix Adams Porter Sometimes, people dismiss “affirmative consent” as a series of awkward verbal questions: “May I put my hand on your leg? What about on your thigh?” But this isn’t realistic to how people actually communicate. In everyday life, we’re skilled at...

How to help your students push back on perfectionism

By Diana Rodriguez and Chelsey Taylor Perfectionism can be difficult to spot as a problem, especially among high-performing students and in high-stress environments. But it’s critical to pay attention to students who are struggling with the pressure to be perfect...

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