Listen.Taking Time to Listen.  |  Student Caring

Daniel and David discuss the importance of taking time to listen to our students.

Sound Bites from the Podcast:

We are really busy as we approach the middle of our semesters.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our last podcast: The Travails of Part Time Teachers. We have more information upcoming on this serious problem.

Practicing what I preach.

True confession time from Daniel.

The student just really wasn’t interested in class at all.

I stopped class and called him on his behavior.

When we get busy, we tend to misinterpret our students behavior.

My student began classes at 7:00 am that morning and my class was at 4:00 pm. After my class he had to go to work.

We are television to our students and unfortunately the only thing on is PBS!

We sometimes forget about the people who are in front of us.


  1. Step back and take time to listen to your students.
  2. Be aware of your own warning signs, in terms of teaching.
  3. Don’t be afraid in the middle of the term to interrupt your schedule and review what has been learned.



We recorded this podcast on October 1, 2013

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Why Your Opinion Matters: 

Our upcoming book:The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching, was written with feedback from many educators and students, which was our plan all along. We began by outlining our thoughts on a series of topics, then we recorded them to share with the world. From the feedback we received, we were informed about the needs of the student caring community. We need your feedback so we may continue to fulfill our mission statement and help students, the world over.

Thank you!

Daniel & David