You can do what you imagine; you can create the masterpiece you’ve always dreamed. Here is a complete module to help you change a habit, a behavior, or try something new. Maybe you just need a little motivation to move out of your comfort zone. One small change can make a huge difference; stroke by […]
Posts Categorized: metacognition
Video further explains D.R.O.P. and the importance of achieving college degree requirements . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYabIQcyQo BLOG ON TEST TAKING STRATEGIES This interactive video is given during class. This has a listing of 25 test taking tips that students can use for this Student Success course and for the entire collegiate career. The presentation involves […]
Infographic: (approx. 45 minutes with discussion): We’ll discuss D.R.O.P. and the importance of properly preparing for test taking, i.e., arriving early for any changes or corrections from instructor, reading directions twice, and not leaving any blanks.
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. […]
Interactive Engagement Strategies (approx. 20 min): Video (approx. 10 minutes with discussion): After I complete the lecture I give students a handout that has 25 questions with the meaning or stem of each term. Handout; https://blu174.mail.live.com/default.aspx?id=64855#tid=cmK7gi6gSM4hGDDwAeC8tyNg2&fid=fly1XSLFi7fEmKCXJCJcJtzg2 First: I instruct students to listen to the next video and answer questions as quickly as possible. Since they […]
Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.
In the 21st century, the fast paced lifestyle most people lead can have a negative effect of their life: from health issues to performance issues at work to personal relationship problems, taking time to “smell the roses” is an important part of life. Carl Honore’s lecture demonstrates the advantages of taking time to do some […]
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.
I want to use this talk to spark a discussion about whether our pre-reflective moral beliefs (the fancy term is “moral intuitions”) are always adequate or require additional training. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/our-buggy-moral-code-dan-ariely
Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]
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 […]