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Cook Counseling Center is dedicated to aiding students in achieving a successful college career. While mental health and counseling services are Cook Counseling Center’s main focus, academic support for students is one of its main priorities. In this capacity, the counseling center provides Wellness Workshops that focus on specific, academic related issues, such as stress management and test anxiety; and information on how to improve study skills, including time management tips and concentration techniques. Cook Counseling Center also provides information on graduate school testing. Academic support covers many different aspects of academic success, but it also includes academic relief. Cook Counseling Center works with students whose college success has been hindered by mental illness or great mental stress. Academic Support for Students | Cook Counseling Center | Virginia Tech Academic Support for Students | Cook Counseling Center | Virginia Tech
Liberating Structures Menu Five conventional structures guide the way we organize routine interactions and how groups work together: presentations, managed discussions, open discussions, status reports and brainstorm sessions. Liberating Structures add 33 more options to the big five conventional approaches. Any one LS can change a meeting. Together they can liberate and transform an entire organization. The menu below represents version 2.1 of Liberating Structures. Liberating Structures - Liberating Structures Menu Liberating Structures - Liberating Structures Menu
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It is updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore our heritage. It will also benefit people outside the state who are seeking information about Arkansas. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning January 9, 2013 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. What happens that day sets the tone for the rest of the course. Outlined below are a few novel activities for using that first day of class to emphasize the importance of learning and the responsibility students share for shaping the classroom environment. Best and Worst Classes – I love this quick and easy activity. First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

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Finding Your Peace in The Academy - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity As the fall semester comes to a close, I find myself having lots of conversations about finding your peace in the Academy. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because so many people contact me with the same problem: they are passionate about their scholarship, but they're struggling to figure out how to be in the Ivory Tower. In other words, they love their work, but find themselves working 60-80 hours a week without making progress on the very writing projects they love and sensing they are sacrificing their health and relationships in the process. Trying to figure out how to make it all work is a common struggle for new faculty and trying to figure out if you want to make it work is a common question at every academic rank (from graduate student to endowed chairs). So as we head into the holiday break, it’s a great time to take a step back and think about some steps you can take to find your peace in the Academy. Finding Your Peace in The Academy - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms Technology for Learning: A Guidebook for Change Today's students are connected: they use communications, media, and digital technologies easily and thus their worldview is different from that of previous generations. As learners, they need both new and traditional skills.
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Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone Preface If you're like most people, you feel like a baby when it comes to visual design. You sometimes have a vague sense of what you want, but can't articulate it or make it come about. All you can do is point and cry.

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Understanding and Building Your Course Blackboard On Demand Learning Center Blackboard is moving all Learn videos to YouTube. The existing links to the Learn 9.1 videos on the On Demand Learning Center will remain live, but the On Demand landing pages will soon redirect to help.blackboard.com, where you'll find the YouTube playlists for students and instructors. Featured Content Date Management Service Pack (SP) 13 Quickly transition your course from one semester to the next by automatically changing old availability dates, due dates, and adaptive release dates dates to new ones relevant to your new course. Understanding and Building Your Course Blackboard On Demand Learning Center
15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites 15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites If you’re going to create your own website or slightly modify it then you will surely need quality images. And on this step you will face with dilemma: to buy these images or to download them for free. There are many good quality websites offering royalty free stock photos.

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Featured artwork 1952, Helen Frankenthaler Initially associated with abstract expressionism, her career was launched in 1952 with the exhibition of Mountains and Sea.