Message to My Freshman Students For the first time in many years I am teaching a freshman course, Introduction to Philosophy.
The experience has been mostly good. I had been told that my freshman students would be apathetic, incurious, inattentive, unresponsive and frequently absent, and that they would exude an insufferable sense of entitlement. How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker. U want 2B a better writer?
Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even science — behind writing well. Our brain works a particular way; so what rules do we need to know to write the way the brain best understands? Zinn Education Project. A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips It's about that time again.
Sleepy college towns will begin to awaken, abuzz with an excitement that only college students can inspire. Young scholars will soon arrive on college and university campuses, ready, or not so ready, to take on the world of higher education. I have been teaching college students for 13 years, and I've come to know a thing or two about what makes some students more successful than others. Whether you're beginning your first year or returning as a seasoned upperclass(wo)man, I hope I can provide some practical advice as you embark on a new academic year.
You see, we professors want all of our students to succeed. So here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are. Resources, Tips, and Activities for Large Classes. Team-Based Learning.
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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 Graffiti – This is an adaptation of an activity proposed by Barbara Goza in the Journal of Management Education in 1993. Lessons Worth Sharing. La Educacion Prohibida.
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. DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms. Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone. Clif Mims. Welcome to Skype in the classroom.
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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. Grammar. 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.
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