A great introduction to critical thinking, including a great discussion of a context which it could enhance, public discourse. Should be required viewing for all philosophy classes, intro and ethics.
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Speech teachers ALERT! Vocal fry is on the menu!!! Absolutely MUST watch the video! (the article isn’t half bad, either!) Click here to read about Vocal Fry!
What type of plan can I follow to be successful in college towards a career
Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~Isabel Allende When you think of a fearless person, you might imagine a real-life James Bond who performs death-defying stunts knowing he could die at any second. But for most of us living “normal” lives, fear operates […]
Many years ago I worked with a student to help him graduate, all on my free time.I cannot tell you how many hours we spent, but finally success was ours. Years later my mother-in-law came to live with us and was in need of more care than my wife and I could commit to at […]
I confess, I actually have not read many blogs related to EMS, preferring to spend what little spare time I have reading photography books and taking pictures! Delving into the blogosphere was more interesting and fun than I thought it would be! I found a blog titled ‘7 EMS Blogs You should read’ by Steve […]
I found a really great post from the Scribe Meets World blog, and I wanted to share it with anybody interested in some real-world, easily accessible examples of the creative writing rules of Showing (with a capital S) as opposed to telling (with a diminutive, lowercase t). Click here for the blog posts’ link. PS: […]
One of our very own Valencia faculty members, Professor Josh as most know him, uses his blog to “engage, excite and educate.” Professor Josh gave me my first introduction to using social media in the classroom. Now I am hooked on how it can be used in good ways to enhance communication and student engagement […]
Daily interactions with computers leave consumers new choices in “Netiquette”. A program titled, “Quip” allows individuals to nod in agreement when an individual is speaking similarly to the “Facebook” option to “Like” a posting. Our brave, new world of compiling and sorting data requires new platforms of learning and interacting. Where will we go with […]
Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor’s office and crowded Metro rides. They have also frustrated many a teacher as students have chosen to play them rather than pay attention in class, but what if an app could actually help with mental health? […]
At the Innovations Conference Bill Rankin made reference the the graphic below. He suggested we take note of the activity (or lack there of) that is happening while in class and joked that if you want activity, you should let your students sleep in class. According to the article, they weren’t really testing education, it […]
Thank you Dr. Bass for sharing this interesting article with Circles. In it, Thom Markham poses an interesting question, “Do you have the personality to be an Inquiry-Based teacher?” Are you optimistic? Are you open? Are you appreciative? Are you flexible? Are you purposeful? Why are these traits critical to the next generation of teachers? To […]
PIL – The Freshmen Studies … is what Freshman are saying about research resources as they move from high school to college. With Valencia College focusing on the New Student Experience course, the new report that just came out from Project Information Literacy (PIL) is critical information at a critical time. Learning the Ropes: How […]
Special thanks to Rob McCaffrey for sharing this article with us from his trip to the Innovations Conference. Click on the image or on the following link to read more. http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/zombies-demons-part-of-curriculum-at-lone-star-college
Thanks to Lisa Macon for sharing the following book with Circles. Accidental Creative by Todd Henry is a book about how to be brilliant and creative at a moment’s notice. We are all creatives, in some way, shape or form, expected to perform brilliantly when needed. The techniques discussed in this book can help readers […]