Posts Categorized: Education

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

Learning Styles Lesson

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Heidi Ramirez Title: “Learning Styles” Class:  This lesson will be used in EAP340-Low Intermediate Composition.  In EAP 340, students develop the ability to use writing-related technology and plan, write, revise, and edit sentences and paragraphs at the low-intermediate level.   Credit does not apply toward any associate degree. Class Format: Face-to-Face; 1½ hours Student Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students […]

Lesson Plan for Chakras: Wheels of Life

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Buffy Pilloud Title: Chakras, Wheels of Life (Note—Chakras are subtle energy systems of the body that correlate to the physical body’s endocrine system.) Class: Yoga PEM 1121 AND Meditation for Stress Management HLP 1093 Introduction: I chose this lesson because I cover this topic in both my Yoga and Meditation for Stress Management classes, so […]

Wanna Hangout?

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This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation.  I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]

Final Draft Plan: The Black Death

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Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe.  In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]

Cuban Missile Crisis

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Name:  Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro:  Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html   Video: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtYfG6BKFg?rel=0] YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link:  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtYfG6BKFg?rel=0&w=420&h=315]

Threaded Lesson: Is the War on Drugs a War against Minority Communities?

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Heather Bryson Lesson: The War on Drugs Introduction: Is the War on Drugs a War on Minority Communities? Short Lecture: History of the 15th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the War on Drugs Video: Ted-Ed – Bryan Stevenson “We Need  to Talk about an Injustice” http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice Group analysis(5 or 6 small groups): Analysis of […]

How to Kick Ass with Words

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Without a doubt, fight scenes are a necessity of fiction. Even the most celebrated “literary” fiction writers include aggressive confrontations. Authors like Flannery O’Connor and Tobias Wolfe recognized the importance of violence in writing about humanity. It would be a bald-faced lie to claim that in our Friday night entertainment we don’t yearn for it. […]

Got a meeting, take a walk TED Talk

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Here is a great video found by good friend, Kevin Rushing.  This video talks about a great idea.  The great idea is taking a walk when you have a meeting.  She explains that people want to move and not just sit.  Your ideas will flow when you take a walk.  Check out this great video. […]