Posts Categorized: Good Reads

The Art of Asking

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Special thanks to Dr. Nicole  Spottke for sharing this good read with Circles of Innovation. According to Nicole, she is finding herself “completely engrossed” by the book; she also noted that it is filled with parts “worthy of discussion.” Nicole is even thinking of trying some of the ideas in the book with her classes.  The book is […]

Learning Day 2015: Gamification, Fun Theory and the Impetus for Change

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Puzzles and Solutions “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey In a student’s lifetime 14th Century Learning Students Today Challenges – Active Learning – Gaming in the Classroom Road signs? Flow      Fiero     and     Naches Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? Possible new perspectives on […]

Teaching “Naked”!

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This article by Jose Antonio Bowen appeared in a recent AAC&U newsletter and is based on his 2012 best seller Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: As faculty, if we are primarily concerned with transmitting content, then our value will only decrease. […]

Fallero 1.2 Is Available for Consumption!

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Special thanks to the editors of Fallero (Michael Wheaton, Tori Grajeda, and C. Holliday) for sharing the East Campus-based Literary Arts Magazine with Circles of Innovation. They are muy happy to announce that the Spring, 2014 issue is now available for consumption (including a Florida-flavored essay about Local Mad Cool Writer Zora Neale Hurston as well […]

Standing up to High School Bullies

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For those of you who are parents with school age children, you may find the inspiring story of Maya Van Wagenen useful when counseling youth on navigating the corridors of high school. While there have been many books  (and movies by John Hughes and others) which explore what can be a minefield of awkward positioning […]

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. […]

Creative Thinking Spiral

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Businesses already know it’s smart to invest in creativity, so why do we insist on cranking out graduates–and our own children–in a way that asks them to conform to an antiquated (and arguably misplaced) system? Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, Mitchel Resnick, discusses possibility in the piece at this link.