Cathy Stavenger

- Faculty; On Location

 
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I’m blessed that I get to do something that I love to do.
 
 

School of Education Assistant Professor Cathy Stavenger rejects one-size-fits-all teaching.

"I have the same expectations for students but provide different pathways to get there," she says. "There are some students who need me to sit and go through the notes with them. Others might need an outline and then go find the information on the Internet or in a book. Others might find they work better in a group."

Stavenger teaches this to her college students and lives it in the classroom. It is one of many ways content is mirrored by her methods.

"I always have to plan twofold – what is the content I want them to leave with and what is the methodology I want them to be exposed to," she says. "What are some of the current practices that I want my students to know about? How can I use those practices? I have to be very conscious of the strategies I’m using and be sure to voice them or point them out to the students."

 

 

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