Posts Tagged: Engagement

Classroom concerns of gay and lesbian students

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The LGBTQI community can pass as an invisible minority should they chose not to disclose their identity.  This study explores how an invisible minority has implications for college teaching and seeks to understand why an LGBTQI student, faculty, or staff member may not reveal this identity.  Four themes around LGBTQI identity, campus and classroom experiences, […]

Experiences and Needs Trans Community

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Due to prejudice and discrimination in education and employment based on gender identity and expression, transgender and gender nonconforming students may be more likely to attend community colleges than four-year institutions.  This article describes the problems often faced by transgender community college students and offers suggestions for how an institution can become more transgender inclusive […]

16 Ways to be a Transgender Advocate and Ally

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Wondering how you can make a difference in being a trans ally?  Check out this quick list of tips on how you can be an advocate for the transgender community in small but meaningful ways every day! Article 5

Consider College Options Carefully as a Transgender Student

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No matter how inclusive a college campus may be in theory, there is a list of criteria that matters to trans students, faculty, and staff in practice.  This article provides an overview of the policies, procedures, and physical space considerations that make a big difference in establishing a trans-inclusive college climate. Article 6

Perceptions of Campus Climate and Engagement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community College Students

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The article explores a 2011 case study that investigates the extent to which the community campus climate engages and supports LGBTQI students.  It raises valuable points on how we can learn from LGBTQI student characteristics and experiences to promote better inclusive student engagement and campus climates. Article 1

Applying the Seven Learning Principles to Creating LGBT-Inclusive Classrooms

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    Issues of gender identity and expression, sex, and sexual orientation can and do influence student learning and performance.  While LGBTQI students do not learn differently from other students, their unique identities can be at odds with heterosexual and binary assumptions made in the classroom or on campus.  In this article, you can read […]

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. […]

Nightly News: Homework Diner Serves Up Success

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One of our Strategic Goals at Valencia College is to “Partner with the Community”.  A recipe for success in academia must incorporate partnerships with multiple pathways and support from varieties of disciplines.  To truly be a “gem” of a program there can be a little love and dining – simply sharing a meal still is one […]

Facebook for Educators

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Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms.  After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media.  If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]

“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 […]

No more Bulky Binders – ePortfolio Bliss

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Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses.  This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]

Final Draft Plan: The Black Death

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Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe.  In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]

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

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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 […]