Posts Categorized: Education

Anticipating and Addressing Student Resistance in Your Courses

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There have long been calls to incorporate evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies in the classroom to improve student success.  For example the 2012 “Engage to Excel” report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) notes that “Classroom approaches that engage students in ‘active learning’ improve retention of information and critical thinking skills.” […]

Evidence-based Teaching Strategies in Canvas

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Here is a resource in Canvas Commons with some examples of brief, research-based teaching strategies implemented in Canvas, such as: transparent assignments, minute papers, values affirmation, social belonging, goal setting, student testimonials, nudges, discussion protocols, wrappers, and midterm student feedback.   You can preview this resource here. Evidence-based teaching refers to teaching strategies and principles for which there […]

Destination 2018 Participants Infuse Sustainability into their Curriculum

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Valencia defines sustainability as resilient economic, social, and environmental systems that enhance quality of life for all community members present and future. Sustainability is a multi-faceted concept that impacts our daily lives, engages our students, and can enrich any classroom curriculum. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual professional development program Destination, the 2018 […]

Service Learning Across the Curriculum

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Special thanks to Michael Robbins for leading another successful Service Learning Across the Curriculum Course! In this course, faculty develop lesson plans that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Below is a sample of lesson plans from participants of the course: David Buchman, […]

Service Learning Across the Curriculum

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Special thanks to Nicole Valentino for leading another successful Service Learning Across the Curriculum Course! In this course, faculty develop lesson plans that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Below is a sample of lesson plans from participants of the course: Elizabeth Earle […]

Service Learning Across the Curriculum

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Special thanks to Heather Ramsier and Nicole Valentino for leading another successful Service Learning Across the Curriculum Course! In this course, faculty develop lesson plans that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Below is a sample of lesson plans from participants of the […]

Education for Sustainability

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Sustainability, the challenge of meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Report, 1987), is a multi-faceted concept that impacts our daily lives, engages our students, and can enrich any classroom curriculum. On the last day of Valencia College’s annual professional development program Destination, […]

Bricks & Tricks with Rhonda Atkinson

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Special thanks to Rhonda Atkinson for taking the time to chat with the Circles team about some of her favorite Brick & Mortar strategies for the classroom. In the video below, she discusses how she uses a simple deck of cards as non-digital classroom clickers. She also shares one of her favorite bricks, the Fake […]

PingPong: A Collaborative Mobile App for Your Classroom

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Interested in polling your students during class? Want to raise student attentiveness in class? Would you like to give your students the opportunity to ask questions without interrupting your explanation, and then address them all at once? PingPong is a neat new app that will allow you to do all of that, and more. Check out […]

Service Learning Across the Curriculum

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Special thanks to Christie Miller for leading another successful Service Learning Across the Curriculum Course! In this course, faculty develop lesson plans that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Below is a sample of lesson plans from participants of the course: Jamie […]

School or Prison?

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Special thanks to Andy Ray (who is currently on sabbatical and traveling through Europe). He just sent us this thought provoking image all the way from Vienna. Click here or on the image below to see the larger, more legible version. Andy, we know you are taking a bunch of pictures, and, hopefully, we will be able […]

Meet Generation C

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  So…Who is Generation C, and more importantly, am I part of it? Chances are, if you are on this page, you saw our “Which Generation Are You?” Survey. If not, feel free to take it. Click here or on the image to the left. You can also learn more about how to make your own […]

A Good Way to Understand!

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“To understand is to stand under which is to look up to, which is a good way to understand.”- Sister Corita Today I opened my browser to Google something and saw that Google was honoring Corita Kent’s 96th birthday with a special page. And her quote (above) inspired me to make this post to Circles. For a while now, my […]