As partners, collaborators, and users of library resources and services, we would like to invite you to share your perspective as the library plans some timely updates to our website and online resources. Among the factors inspiring these updates are: Our upcoming move to the West Hall Innovation Center Our desire to better serve and… Continue Reading Help the Library Better Support All NMC Learners!
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A few years ago, I attended weekend seminar “Designing Courses for More Significant Learning” – a prior version of NMC’s August professional development program. I used Dee Fink’s approach twice in major course designs, and I’ve been pleased with the results. Foundational aspect “Situational Factors” is a topic worthy of further reflection. Two of the… Continue Reading Considering Situational Factors
Our over-the-range microwave oven experienced a meltdown this week. After we’d turned in for the night, an unusual noise emanated from “somewhere else” in the house. A short jaunt through dark hallways found our microwave’s door wide open, a bit of unexpected light escaping into the kitchen. I tried closing the door, but the mechanism… Continue Reading Lessons from a Microwave
Remember the dull, disappointed feeling you get whenever a capable student does just enough to get by? Apparently not learning anything significant from your carefully architected lesson plans? Ignoring your enthusiasm? Attending in body but not in spirit? As a teacher, I always felt that there must be something more I could do to connect… Continue Reading Priorities
While wrapping up my PowerPoint for a Professional Development Day presentation, I asked myself several probing questions. Why would anyone choose to attend my session? How can I make it relevant? What would attendees remember afterwards? What change, if any, might they implement in their interactions with students? How might that improve student success? Stepping… Continue Reading A Little Furry Audacious Goal