Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Langauge for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I love this TED Ed presentation by Richard St John. It reminds us about the value to be found in following our passion, not just the money trail. I think this is especially timely for our Valencia students who may not […]
Daily Archives: Monday, May 19, 2014
Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]
In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]
In all areas of communication (including dyadic, group, meeting and public speaking,) body language can account for up to 70% of what is conveyed. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. In this TED video social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in […]
Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace…right here, right now. Aaahhh….. One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” via One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” – YouTube.
What do I have to do for myself to be successful
Success is all about working hard while having fun
Here is a video on how leaders are created. Are you a leader or a follower
Do educators have the mentality or ability to deal with social media in education
Atoms bond to form molecules. Sometimes, in an atomic tug-of-war, one atom pulls electrons from another, forming an ionic bond. Atoms can also play nicely and share electrons in a covalent bond. From simple oxygen to complex human chromosome 13, George Zaidan and Charles illustrate the chemical bond.
This video serves as a quick introduction to chemistry on the first day of class. It gives an over view of atoms, and how the dynamic social network of atoms creates this beautiful world around us.
How can we make the difficult task of changing the brain (aka learning) easier for our students? Make the road less traveled FUN! Thanks to Volkswagen for this great reminder. ▶ Piano stairs The fun theory – YouTube.
Special thanks to Dennis Weeks for sharing this find. Google has apparently bought the popular iOS and Android visual translation app Word Lens. This software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. Currently you can translate back and forth from English to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese,and […]
Many people think the modern practice of Marketing promotes unrealistic consumer expectations, inequality in society, and waste. What are your thoughts? Here’s a thought-provoking video on the matter. Consumed – Is Our Consumer Culture Leading to Disaster? – YouTube.
The Hidden Power of Smiling It’s not very common these days to see a health professional who is knowledgeable, serious about her job, and also smiles. It seems that the stress of working in medical field sometimes makes the health professionals forget about the power of a simple smile. This video in different aspects explains […]