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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is touted as a diverse campus. Indeed, students represent a wide range of demographics concerning race, gender, identity, socioeconomics, physical and mental ability issues, as well as non traditional students and those the intersectional representation of multiple demographic groups. It is incumbent upon educators to provide safe spaces for all students. This is an equitable practice. How can educators be more equitable? By using counseling skills in their education such as: empathy, active listening, belief in the capabilities of students, and avoiding labeling students. It must be noted that the use of counseling skills is not to have the ability to diagnose anyone. Rather, these skills can help students to not feel invisible while on UNLV’s campus.
Empathy; Active Listening; Belief in Student Capabilities; Avoiding Labeling Students; Counseling Skills; Equity; Equitable Teaching; Non Traditional Students; Diverse Campus; Diversity
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Hall, Craig, "Counseling Skills for Educators" (2023). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 195.
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