Heidi Weston and Peter Felten discuss how mattering matters on episode 413 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
Belonging is tied to a lot of things that we value and that students value.
Mattering is not about if you fit or not, it is about being valued.
Different students trust faculty differently than others.
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- Erin Whitteck (taking improv classes)