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Session C6

8th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning

The Serenity Prayer of Teaching  

Jane Bardal (CNM/CHSS) 

Salon B, 2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the student outcomes I cannot change, the courage to change the ones I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 

This session will be a broad discussion of these issues. Jane Bardal will present some student outcomes she has been able to change and some outcomes she has not been able to change, using outcomes research to draw these conclusions. Bardal will also discuss the concepts of serenity, courage, and wisdom in managing the stress of teaching, although she does not claim to have achieved any of these outcomes herself. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on and share their own examples. 

Intended audience: all teachers who are trying to change student outcomes. 

Intended outcomes: participants will learn about how to do outcomes research. Participants may possibly achieve serenity, courage, and wisdom, but it is not guaranteed. 

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