Posts Categorized: Good Reads

5 Keys to a Successful Team

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I recently read an article in the New York Times titled What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team. Interested in the topic, I then found the Google Re-Work post  The five keys to a successful Google team. Long Story short, researchers at Google spent over two years conducting 200+ interviews with the employees and looking […]

Avoiding Negativity Bias

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“one cockroach will spoil a bowl of cherries, while a cherry will do nothing for a bowl of cockroaches”. This morning one of my digital feeds sent me an interesting read, one that really got me thinking about negativity bias. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Negativity Bias, also known as the negativity […]

Prince Ea Just Sued the School System

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Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for sharing this video with the Circles Team. For quite a few years now there has been a growing contingent of faculty and staff  at the college that has been discussing the need for digital and pedagogical shift, but I must admit, I haven’t read or heard anyone put it like […]

Understanding Screenagers

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Special thanks to Carl Creasman for sharing this GoodRead on the topic of students and social media. The article, Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey into the Social Media Lives of Teens, offers some interesting perspectives into the social media world of teens, a world most of us know exists but have never really been to. In […]

Active Learning in Biology Courses

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In a recent Circles session on Lake Nona, I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Andrew Piercy (Professor of Biology). He was sharing information about a article he had read on the use of active learning in science classrooms. He was kind enough to share the article with Circles (Thanks Andrew). Click here for more information […]

Blue Energy

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Could fresh water boundaries be the future of energy? I read an interesting article this morning and just had to share. Long story short, researchers at the Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) may have found a way to use osmosis at the boundaries of fresh and salt water to harvest power. Moreover, the EPFL is working with […]

Being Mindful about Social Media

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Special thanks to Buffy Pilloud for sharing this good read with the Circles team. The post is called “Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice.” It was originally written by Christopher Willard and posted to Berkely’s Greater Good Blog. In the post he talks about how “We’re all self-critical—here’s how to become aware […]

Technology Trends – 2015 ECAR Study

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It is official, 2015 was a milestone year. According to the ECAR study, smartphone ownership (92%) exceeded laptop ownership (91%) for the first time. If you would like to read more about the Technology Trends, Click Here or on the image below. 

A Trip to Serendip

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Special thanks to Steve Cunningham for sharing this “Good Read” on Serendipity – A talent for detective work! A recent New York Times article How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity by Pagan Kennedy has the Circles team thinking about how best to take students on “Serendipitous Trips” into learning. In the article, Kennedy notes that while […]

Classroom concerns of gay and lesbian students

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The LGBTQI community can pass as an invisible minority should they chose not to disclose their identity.  This study explores how an invisible minority has implications for college teaching and seeks to understand why an LGBTQI student, faculty, or staff member may not reveal this identity.  Four themes around LGBTQI identity, campus and classroom experiences, […]