Posts Categorized: Strategy

Standing up to High School Bullies

Posted by & filed under Good Reads, Sparks, Strategy.

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 […]

“Is the Way We Lecture Outdated for Today’s Students?” by Matthew Stoltzfus, Ohio State University – YouTube

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I met Dr. Matthew Stolotfus’ during our weekend seminar hosted on the campus of Wagner College, last summer. Lecturing was a necessary educational tool prior to the Gutenberg press, yet many colleges and universities continue to depress engagement of students by continuing in this practice.  With the revolution of engaging practices from business, and needs for […]

Screens in the Classroom

Posted by & filed under Strategy, Technology.

I’ve taught for nearly a decade in a computer lab where every student has access to a computer, so it catches me off guard when I run into a colleagues deliberating how to get computers (and now, tablets and phones) out of their classroom. The concern is usually that the students are distracting themselves from the […]

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

Posted by & filed under Blogs, Chart, Circles, Education, English Composition, Faculty Development, Foundations, How to, Humanities, Ideas, LifeMap, Mass Media, Speech, Strategy, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

How to Kick Ass with Words

Posted by & filed under Education, English Composition, Sparks, Strategy.

Without a doubt, fight scenes are a necessity of fiction. Even the most celebrated “literary” fiction writers include aggressive confrontations. Authors like Flannery O’Connor and Tobias Wolfe recognized the importance of violence in writing about humanity. It would be a bald-faced lie to claim that in our Friday night entertainment we don’t yearn for it. […]

Marketing? To Reach Our Students?

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The student wonders: What is in it for me? It is the educators job to reach – to connect – the lesson to the student; to market the lesson as relevant to the student.  The Education Guru provides information regarding “Internet Marketing and Web Development in Higher Education and other tidbits” (http://doteduguru.com/). This site has information […]

Career Blog Post

Posted by & filed under Education, Faculty Development, How to, Strategy, Training.

Here is a great resource from my good friend, Kevin Rushing, for those who may be searching for a new career or want to improve their job interview skills.  The website is called, Career Builder.   There is a great article on the Do’s and Don’ts about Body Language.   There is another great article […]

Engaging the Active Learner (infographic)

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The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]

My Stroke of Insight

Posted by & filed under Biology, Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, infographic, Science, Strategy, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Thinking about thinking, the mind of Jean Piaget

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NAME:  Teresa Greene TITLE:  Thinking about children’s thinking, the mind of Jean Piaget CLASS:  DEP 2004, Developmental Psychology INTRODUCTION:  Although not difficult, sometimes the terms and concepts of Jean Piaget do seem like a foreign language to students.  I wanted some graphics and simple video to help students understand and perhaps enjoy learning about children’s […]