Date: Friday, January 19, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00 CT
Location: Online Webinar https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/a74f8b62461a4975b09cb784fc9327f3

The Struggle Is Real: Finding Balance and Implementing Innovations to Help Struggling Students
 We know that burn-out and stress are affecting our ability to learn and teach. The struggle is definitely real--for both students and instructors--and it doesn't show signs of letting up. However, we may be able to take what we know students are experiencing and use that to develop more innovative and hopeful strategies of support. This session will explore what students are facing that has contributed to their struggles in and out of the classroom and how to acknowledge and engage students in learning without stressing ourselves out in the process.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to 
  • Identify common reasons students struggle 
  • Discuss the essential role of struggle in the learning process
  • Describe research-based promising practices for supporting students who struggle
  • Determine how to develop a balanced approach to helping students
Amy Baldwin, Ed.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the Student Transitions department at the University of Central Arkansas where she served as the chair of the department for seven years. Previously, she was the chair of College Studies and instructor at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, two-year college. At both institutions, she has taught and supported first-year students who need academic support. She is the author of OpenStax' College SuccessCollege Success Concise, and Preparing for College Success. She also serves up teaching strategies on Instagram @thecuriousprofessor.