Daily Archives: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Who’s Your Daddy?

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Human Genome Unzipped: The Daddy of All Blogs! This discussion thread has run for years now. It allows bloggers to express their own viewpoints – be it bioethical or scientific or religious or even political. It is an interesting take on human genetics from all angles and all disciplines. You can be casual or technical […]

Engaging the Active Learner (infographic)

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The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Clean Hands Save Lives!

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THE SCIENCE AND ART OF HAND-WASHING  [A MULTI-PRONG APPROACH TO LESSON DELIVERY] INTRODUCTION.  This lesson incorporates the historical aspects, theory behind and significant impact that regular and proper handwashing has in the healthcare setting. It intends to instill in the minds of students who are in the nursing and allied health programs that hand-washing truly […]

Adapting a Speech to the Audience, A Lesson Plan

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Introduction: Maintaining an audience-centered approach is crucial to each step of the speech preparation process. From selecting a speech topic to deciding how to organize, word and deliver it, audience analysis is key. It is the process of gathering and analyzing information about audience members’ attributes and motivations with the explicit aim of preparing a […]

“Brick & Mortar” Engagement Strategies

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Week 4 Demonstration of Engagement Practices: From icebreakers to methods to gauge depth of understanding, these active learning techniques will get your students out of their seats and involved in the topic at hand. Here are a few that we covered: Continuum Walk/Line: line up in order of experience (we did years teaching at Valencia, […]

Are you smarter than a dog?

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Leighann Leonard  Classical and Operant Conditioning: Are you smarter than a dog?   Before: Watch this TEDEd video on the differences between Classical and Operant conditioning. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-difference-between-classical-and-operant-conditioning-peggy-andover Also, have students read the chapter on learning in their textbooks.   Entrance ticket: From the TEDEd video, write one paragraph demonstrating the differences between Classical and Operant […]

Mindfulness – Making My World Slow Down

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Students at Valencia wear many hats. Many of you work(some 2+ jobs), are married or in a serious relationship, have children etc. Now you are taking on another role, college student. There are times when the stars are out of alignment and the world just gets crazy- think finals, health issues, loss of job etc. […]

Those Hyperactive Electrons! A Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan:  Quantum-Mechanical Model of The Atom Class: CHM1045C General Chemistry 1, Chapter 7, two class periods Introduction: Light is given off by atoms subjected to various forms of energy, such as heat or electricity.   The atoms of a given element emit only certain frequencies of light, however.  As a consequence, each element emits a distinctive […]

Thinking about thinking, the mind of Jean Piaget

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NAME:  Teresa Greene TITLE:  Thinking about children’s thinking, the mind of Jean Piaget CLASS:  DEP 2004, Developmental Psychology INTRODUCTION:  Although not difficult, sometimes the terms and concepts of Jean Piaget do seem like a foreign language to students.  I wanted some graphics and simple video to help students understand and perhaps enjoy learning about children’s […]

Importance of Humanities

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So many students do not understand the point of taking humanities courses.  They come into college with the expectation of getting a degree and making a lot of money in specialized fields.  These two videos show how a humanities degree can be beneficial in the long run, perhaps more so than a science of mathematics […]

Greek Mythology Infographic

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Students have a hard time at first telling the difference between the Olympian gods, especially if they’ve never heard of them.  This chart will greatly help with the identification.  I plan to have students print out this infograph

The Constitution of the United States

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John De Graca Title: What the Constitution of the United States of America is? Class: Political Science 2041: The United States Government Introduction: As a professor of Political Science teaching the US Government, one of my goals is that my students must possess a deep knowledge of the Constitution from its inception to date. The Constitution was […]

A cool video on Teaching in the 21st Century

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I like this video, it shows the activities that can be done in the classroom to engage students in motivating ways. I like the author’s point of view in terms of students do not need to be entertained, but they need to be engaged. We sometimes forget to differentiate between these two important ways of […]