Monthly Archives:: May 2014

MET Blog Post

Posted by & filed under Humanities.

This is my first time posting on this site, so I hope I’m doing this right. Here is a link to a blog I found about humanities; it is the MET museum blog. MET Museum Blog  Great resources.  

Mindfulness

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, metacognition, Passion, Wellness.

    Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~Isabel Allende When you think of a fearless person, you might imagine a real-life James Bond who performs death-defying stunts knowing he could die at any second. But for most of us living “normal” lives, fear operates […]

Bill and Melinda

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, Passion, Wellness.

Many years ago I worked with a student to help him graduate, all on my free time.I cannot tell you how many hours we spent, but finally success was ours. Years later my mother-in-law came to live with us and was in need of more care than my wife and I could commit to at […]

$$$ and Sense

Posted by & filed under infographic.

I find that many , if not most, students are initially driven by the dollar, as opposed to passion, when looking at a career. This sobering graphic helps put some of the costs into perspective. It might, just might get some to re-evaluate their choices. http://www.infographicsvillage.com/education/infographic-is-your-bachelors-degree-worth-it.html

Yes Comma, No Comma

Posted by & filed under EAP, Education, English Composition, infographic.

The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, always sparks a discussion among the teachers, and its rules are not well represented in the textbooks. That creates more confusion in the classroom. This poster makes some clarification when the Oxford comma can be omitted and why.

Blog: History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today

Posted by & filed under Education, Humanities.

Understanding the complex relationship between Ukraine and Russia is pivotal to understanding the current unrest that is afflicting the area. In the blog “History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today” Professors Serhii Plokhii and Mark Kramer discuss the economic dependence that Ukraine has on Russia and how the Russian government has exploited that dependence to […]

TED Ed, Who Knew?

Posted by & filed under TED, Video.

Very often I talk to faculty about using TED. They often have stories about their favorite TED Talks. However, when I ask them about TED Ed, I usually get… “What, I will have to check that out!” For those of you unaware of TED Ed, About 2 years ago (March 12, 2012 to be precise) […]

Thou Shalt Not…

Posted by & filed under Destinations, English Composition, infographic, Strategy.

Author: Margaret Gonzalez Discipline: Speech Communications Title: Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies Text:  “A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.”  A fallacy used in a persuasive speech can often kill […]

Speech Infographic

Posted by & filed under Business.

Fantastic Inforgraphic! It teaches and re-enforces nonverbal and verbal communication for Job Interviewing Skills.

Spies Like U.S.?

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Sparks.

An investigation conducted by FRONTLINE and aired by local PBS explains how the government spies on millions of Americans. Only part ONE is available at this time. Part TWO will be aired on May 20, 2014. Please follow United States of Secrets through this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/  

Most Popular Colleges Infographic

Posted by & filed under Education, infographic, Uncategorized.

Business Insider created a map of the U.S. that shows the logo of each university or college that received the most number of applicants for their respective state. You will see UCF, not UF, is the most popular school in Florida. Go Knights! http://www.businessinsider.com/desirable-college-state-map-2014-5