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Brookdale Faculty Podcasts

Podcasts are portable resources that can enhance classes or inform your teaching. Here, Brookdale Faculty share thoughts on teaching, encouraging student participation, professional development and other areas. The ideas and strategies are cross-disciplinary. Take a listen . . . .

Bonnie Ross, Assistant Professor of Nursing, on gathering to promote student success.

Brent Costleigh, Assistant Professor of Psychology, shares his approach to ensuring students are unable take a passive role in the learning process in his classes.

Linda Servidio, Professor of Nursing, on mentoring faculty through pivotal moments, such as their start and promotion, at Brookdale.

Marcia Krefetz-Levine, Professor of English, on beginning and completing each term with a focus on success and empowerment though the learning process, with an assignment that requires current students to provide advice to future students in her course.  

The A Game Dr. Joe Boyle, Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, on “going old school.” Here, he discusses learning styles as myth, a disdain for group work, and teaching students to learn.

You Have to Fight Back Dr. Joe Boyle, Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology on sitting in silence, Partial Note Method, and creating the four-year university experience.

Go See the Damn Thing Live Dr. Joe Boyle, Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, on coverage, Adaptive Learning, and learning —  live.

MetaLearning and the Educational Half-Life Dr. Joe Boyle, Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, shares how and why we should teach our students to learn, through a shift in power and responsibility, chunking, and the future of the information we teach.

I Don’t Take Attendance: They Take Their Own Attendance Dr. Joe Boyle, Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, shares The Mailbox, a technique to create the person-centered learning classroom experience, where the power of learning is shifted from the teacher to the student.

Very Cool Michael Elmes, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, on sharing content through story-telling and what it really means to be “cool” in a students’ eyes. (The answer may surprise you!.)

Advice Michael Elmes, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, provides advice to newer faculty members.


MOOCs Dr. Karen D’Agostino, Professor of English, discusses Massive Online Open Courses as professional development opportunities, online learning, teaching & learning.

Students and Office Hours Cate Martin, Instructor of Mathematics, on strategies for encouraging students to meet with faculty during office hours. 

Community and Participation in the Classroom Cate Martin, Instructor of Mathematics, shares strategies for encouraging class participation and creating a sense of community in class. 

Student Study Skills Rebecca Rozario, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, shares strategies for teaching students about developing study skills, including best
time to do one’s homework. 

Coaching / Helping Students Outside of Class Rebecca Rozario, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, on club advising as a way to mentoring students. 

Do you have a teaching strategy or topic to share? Contact us at teach@brookdalecc.edu and be part of the conversation.