Posts Categorized: Passion

Now Introducing….Start Here Orientation Video

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Circles, Destinations, Passion, Video.

Introduction: This video will be a link in the preemail that is sent to students prior to SPC 1017, Interpersonal Communication (online) course starting. Students will be notified that they will be producing an introductory video the first week of class and to visit the Animoto website in advance.   Interactive Engagement Strategies: When students begin […]

Mindfulness – Making My World Slow Down

Posted by & filed under Foundations, Good Reads, metacognition, Passion.

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. […]

Laugh your eyes out!

Posted by & filed under Blogs, Circles, Library, Passion, Sparks.

A kind-hearted blog that might be used for comic relief, Googly Eyed Literature could be used in a lesson in which you want to discuss a work of fiction and introduce the discussion with a chuckle. This blog has so many classics with googly eyes. Click on the book for more titles.  

Creative Thinking Spiral

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, Good Reads, Ideas, Passion.

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. 

Mindfulness

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, metacognition, Passion, Wellness.

    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 […]

Bill and Melinda

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, Passion, Wellness.

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 […]