I liked the advice in this blog, suggesting that we send emails to 5 categories of people on a regular basis. I’m going to try it to see what happens! How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails.
Posts Tagged: Motivation
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Special thanks to Shalini Gopalkrishnan for sharing this Good Read with Circles of Innovation. According to Shalini, one of the biggest challenge in Mathematics is motivating students and this articles gives 9 ways to do that. Click here or on the image below to get to the article.
This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business. I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.
I recently completed the LifeMap Certificate Program at Valencia College. I learned ways that would help my students succeed in college. Many of my students struggle with learning how to balance work life, school life, and personal life. They have too much on their plate, and they don’t know how to manage their time. Instead of spending time learning how […]
As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom. So far, it has been very successful. I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way. It explains how you don’t […]
I think that this video does a great job of reminding folks how engineering and technology does, in fact, better the world. This would be a good video to not only showcase in some of my EET courses, but also at our local area 5th grade student community outreach events. It s at these events […]
Last fall (Oct. 2012) Edudemic posted the top 100 Video Sites for Educators. Here is a link to that post. http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ There are some really great resources there. Some of our favorites include: TedEd, Youtube EDU, Flixxy, Teacher Tube, Khan Academy and more.
Special thanks to Rhonda Atkinson for sharing this quick read with us. She first heard about W.H. Lancelot’s Principles of Interest from an Agriculture Professor at LSU–Even though the principles were developed almost a century ago, She finds them to be just as relevant today and uses them often in planning course content. Here is the link […]
I recently sent the following message to participants in an “Engaging Online Learners” course that I was facilitating. I thought I would share the strategy here too. Hello all, as you work on your introductions, I thought you might be interested in an engagement strategy or two. When designing content for millennials, we have to […]