Feeling Burnt Out? Feeling guilty about feeling burnt out? You are not alone. It’s been a year like no other, and even as we know intellectually how lucky we are, many of us are feeling burnt out. Burning out is a stage that can be worked through and hopefully a little comradery, humor, a few strategies and an open conversation can help loosen things just a bit before the summer.
Alisa Roost, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Humanities
Reflecting on Growth Mindset
Growth mindset is based on the work of Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, and refers to the belief that talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. In January, CUNY offered a course titled “The Motivating Learners Course”, which focuses on understanding the mindsets and motivations that promote learning growth and well-being. This Mindful Conversation is hosted by faculty who attended the CUNY course and will introduce basic concepts and best practices regarding growth mindsets.
Diana Macri, Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
Elizabeth Porter, Assistant Professor, English
Linda Miles, Assistant Professor, Library
Collaborative Online International Learning
Professor Amy Ramson will introduce Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), a type of virtual exchange, which links classes in different countries and will discuss how faculty can impart competencies, learner motivation and self-exploration to their students using this innovative pedagogy. Professors Karin Lundberg and Kate Lyons will present along with students from Hostos and Malmö University who will showcase their COIL project “CitySpeak” on diverse urban discourses. In the breakout room, there will be a discussion of other virtual exchange projects undertaken by faculty and staff at Hostos and time for questions and answers.
Amy Ramson, Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Karin Lundberg, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Language and Cognition
Kate Lyons, Professor, Library