Central Connecticut State University 2014 ©
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Connecticut’s achievement gap is one of the widest in the nation. As educators, we focus on building students’ academic skills, but recent research points to three non-academic factors that underlie student success: Developing a sense of purpose and belonging, cultivating a growth mindset, and nurturing character strengths. In this webinar, you will learn about compelling research that demonstrates how building these non-academic factors promote student success, particularly for underperforming students. You will also learn simple techniques that you can integrate into your practice today that might last a student’s lifetime.
Marianne Fallon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Fallon has published articles in Teaching of Psychology and has presented pedagogical research at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association. She has also authored Writing Up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences with Sense Publishers. Ever mindful of student success, Dr. Fallon has mentored many undergraduates (several of whom have won local and regional awards for their research), founded the peer tutoring program in Psychological Science, and serves as the faculty advisor for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology. She won the Connecticut State University Trustees Teaching Award in 2010 and has been named a finalist for Central Connecticut State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice.