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Teaching and Learning at John Jay College -- Podcasts from the TLC
27 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2022 - interview with Nina Rose Fischer
In this episode we celebrate the teaching of Nina Rose Fischer, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. Teaching at John Jay for seven years, Dr. Fischer came to John Jay having spent twenty years as a licensed social worker supporting adjudicated and incarcerated youth, among other things. She explains her teaching as focused on facilitating student discovery and collaboration, and talks about how to maximize the strengths of technology-enhanced teaching for leveling the classroom. A TLC Faculty Fellow in Social Justice Pedagogies, Dr. Fischer also shares the work she and the other social justice faculty have been doing that truly embrace John Jay's Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive and Anti-Racist Curriculum.
27 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2022 - interview with Marie-Michelle Strah
In this episode we celebrate the teaching of Marie-Michelle Strah, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Crime and Justice. Teaching at John Jay for just three years, Dr. Strah brings a wealth of military and private sector experience to her teaching about international cybercrime, cybersecurity, and complex financial crimes. She explains her teaching as focused on working from student strengths, building skills in collaboration, and encouraging fierce advocacy for algorithmic, data and design justice. A TLC Faculty Fellow in Online Teaching, Dr. Strah also focuses on how discrimination is embedded in online systems and can be avoided through universal design principles. She is particularly attuned to ensuring visual communication as an essential 21st century skill.
27 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2022 - interview with Gregory Donaldson
In this episode we celebrate the teaching of two-time winner Gregory Donaldson, Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts. Greg Donaldson has been teaching for 54 years and he has more than a few things to share, like how to motivate students to be present, how to structure a course so you have the ability to pay attention to the students within it, and how important it is to value what is unique in a student. He wouldn’t use these buzz words, but his teaching is student-centered, strengths-based and culturally responsive.
7 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Remembering What Matters (audio recording of 9/11 Legacy poem)
In this recording, John Jay Teaching & Learning Center Director Gina Rae Foster reads an original poem commemorating the legacy of 9/11. Written in 2019 at the invitation of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the poem explores the connections between the experiences of that day and our memories and assumptions now as we continue to grieve and to work with our students to develop more responsive and empathetic lives. Please see http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/911memorial/pdfs/Remembering_What_Matters_9_11_poem.pdf for the full text of the poem.
10 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
"Remember that Your Students Are Human Beings": John Jay Students on Respect, Listening, and Instructor Awareness
In this episode, Teaching & Learning Center staff Durkel Dalrymple and Sherley Paulino interview John Jay students Erika Pacio, Hanna Yeum, and María Plata about their experiences of feeling respected and disrespected in their remote classes during the pandemic. Each student offers her own perspective on how instructors manage culturally responsive, inclusive, and antiracist teaching in ways that support or interfere with learning. This is the first of two episodes dedicated to the DEI Faculty Initiative project at John College of Criminal Justice, which will create and offer workshops on antiracism and other forms of social justice this coming year.
22 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Teaching and Learning Center Podcast 2021: interview with Sherley Paulino, Euxhenia Hodo, Durkel Dalrymple
In this podcast, TLC members share their thoughts about working at the TLC and how it connects to their academic and professional lives and plans in the future, they also discuss the mission and values of what they do at TLC and how it plays an important role in their lives.
26 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2021 - interview with Professor Crystal Leigh Endsley
Winner of the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Prize Crystal Leigh Endsley, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, explains her ideas about acknowledging students as producers of culture, critical hip-hop pedagogy, project-based learning, and the deep humanity required of those in our profession.
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2021 - interview with Professor Edward Fabian Kennedy
Winner of the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Prize Edward Fabian Kennedy, Lecturer in Writing, talks about the flipped classroom, learning by doing, online collaboration and how teaching online fosters student workshops, peer review, and student engagement.
29 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Distinguished Teaching Prize 2021 - interview with Professor Richard Haw
Winner of the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Prize Professor Richard Haw (Interdisciplinary Studies) talks about project-based learning, sourcing diverse course material, helping the students find personal meaning in course materials, the purpose of general education, updating curriculum, and learning from watching colleagues teach.
38 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
TLC Spotlight: Connecting Processes and Community in Online Courses
TLC Spotlights interview one or more faculty and staff members to focus on a particular teaching and learning issue. This spotlight interview with Dr. Crystal Leigh Endsley, Assistant Professor of African Studies; Dr. Beata Potocki, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English; and Dr. Lisa Tsuei, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, focuses on the processes that help online educators establish and maintain more resilient student communities in their courses. Interviewed by Dr. Gina Rae Foster, Director of John Jay College’s Teaching and Learning Center, Drs. Endsley, Potocki, and Tsuei share strategies and experiences that have helped them create effective learning communities while teaching online.
31 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
TLC Spotlight-Drama, Trauma, and Mayhem: Engaging Students and Faculty with Capacity and Time
In this TLC Spotlight Series podcast, Assistant Professor Erica King-Toler, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department; Associate Professor Schevaletta Alford, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department; and Assistant Professor Wendy Johnny, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice share their expertise with teaching students experiencing drama, trauma, and mayhem both inside and outside the classroom. Speaking from three distinct pedagogical perspectives, these professors illustrate these terms with theory and anecdotes to provide rich definitions and examples of engaging students with capacity and time in multiple contexts.
20 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Aída Martínez-Gómez
Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Prize, Professor Aída Martínez-Gómez, discusses experiential learning, role-playing, serving Hispanic students, extra-curricular engagement, mentoring of students, and the Student Interpreter Service Program.
26 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize interview with Andrea Balis
Winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize 2011 Andrea Balis, Lecturer in History, discusses backwards design, reflective teaching practice, helping students learn how to learn, and question what they know.
32 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - Interview with Crystal Leigh Endsley
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Crystal Leigh Endsley, discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2016, why spoken word helps students develop agency, how she creates community in her classrooms, inspiring students to have courage in themselves, in-class writing and much more.
24 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize interview with Amanda Harris
Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Prize, Professor Amanda Harris, discusses motivating students in their own learning, teaching about privilege, sharing one's humanity and failures with students as a way of modeling success, and anti-racist writing instruction for more just outcomes.
26 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - interview with Giazú Enciso Dominguez
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Post-Doctoral Researcher in Social Psychology at the Graduate Center Giazú Enciso Dominguez talks about inclusive teaching practices, connecting content to students' lives, feminist teaching as the co-construction of knowledge, and the importance of checking in with students.
25 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - Interview with Jennifer Rosati
Assistant Professor of Forensic Entomology Jennifer Rosati discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize (2020), the power of instructors to shape student mindsets, teaching students how to study, experiential learning, and more.
33 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - interview with Timothy McCormack
Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Program discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2020, collaborative work, moving to the side of the classroom, creating student authors, and writing to learn.
24 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - Interview with winner Carla Barrett
Associate Professor of Sociology Carla Barrett discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize, talking about race in the classroom, group work, writing to learn, and how staying vulnerable with students allows real conversations to flourish.
33 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize - Interview with Michael Yarbrough
Assistant Professor of Law and Society Michael Yarbrough discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2015, doing research with undergraduates, providing feedback on writing, showing respect for students, low-stakes writing, and creating a community for peer learning in the classroom.
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