Is it just me, or are students suffering more from stress this semester? In the first five weeks of school this year, I have sent four students to the counseling center. One student is sick on every test day, one student can’t talk himself into getting up and coming to class even though he is… Continue Reading Mental Health
Three Amigos? I always like it when things work out. You know, you discover those students who “get it?” Subject matter clicks with personal soul condition. Mystery is entered into. Lives are in the process of being changed. Education, with all its beauty, wonderment, and weightiness is…happening. A confession. I was not classically trained.… Continue Reading Reimagining Three Amigos
In a word – YES! Who doesn’t like to have a moment of investigation and play? Where you can sit and observe, examine and play? Models are show-and-tell in the classroom. They provide us a quick hands-on tool to put theories to the test. Models allow us to question new concepts and for our brain… Continue Reading Are Models That Useful?
We think of colleges as places where students do all the learning, but, in fact, faculty and staff are constantly learning as well. We learn from our students, we learn from our mistakes, we learn from conferences and professional journals, and we learn from each other. I am constantly getting good ideas from my colleagues.… Continue Reading Learning Together
Sometimes people miss deadlines for doing assignments. I hear many reasons why the assignment was missed, or why the submission was less than stellar. It seems necessary to review the reasons why the assignment did not meet deadline or quality standards, not to belittle or ridicule, but to make sure that the performance does not… Continue Reading Feedback is Needed