This week Ken chats with Karen Costa and we talk about student success, wellness, rephrasing “I hope that helped”, seeing students (and teachers) as humans first, her work with brain-based teaching and studies in neuroscience and education, faculty success, rewinding cassette tapes and her upcoming book from Stylus “101 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos“.
Karen also shared a promo code for her upcoming book, check the “Links from the show” below for details.
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About our Guest
Karen graduated with honors from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She holds a Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. A proud lifelong learner, Karen will complete her Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning, and Online Instruction from Drexel University in 2020. Karen is also a certified yoga teacher and Level 1 Yoga for Arthritis teacher. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.
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- Recommended book from Karen: “The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another” by Rebecca D. Cox.
- From Karen, a promo code for 20% off provided to her from Stylus for her upcoming book “101 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos” (pre-order), Use the promo code 101VID for 20% off on pre-order.
- Karen’s website: http://www.karencostawriter.com/
- Karen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenraycosta
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Karen talks about the stigma of help seeking and breaking that down. She talks about how “I hope that helped” should be replaced with “Let me know the resolution of this” or “Did that help? Let me know.” which I think is so key to our role as educators. Karen went on to talk about how she tells students “This isn’t just my job, I like helping people so if you ask me for help you make me happier!”
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Podcast Logo Credit
The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.