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Promoting Student Well Being
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“I always let my students know that I am happy to see them!
I think it makes them more comfortable, and it also helps
with regular attendance.”
- Donna M. Fox, Ph.D., Director, GeorgeSquared, Biomedical Sciences
Programs, George Mason & Georgetown Univ.
"I think it is important to speak to students with compassion
and without judgment, only then, will a student in distress be
able to truly listen and openly respond."
- Rachel Delbos, Department of Mathematics, William & Mary
“Starting a conversation with a distressed student can seem
daunting, but it can be as easy as just stating that you care
about the student and are concerned for her and then letting
that student talk and get things off her chest. You'll often be
pleasantly surprised at how little ‘prodding’ you really need
to do.”
- Alyse Knorr, English TA, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, George
Mason University