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Kay Harris

A Fond Farewell

Life is a wonderful journey and I am grateful for the time I spent with all of you at NMC.  Each time I met a new person, in a new building, new circumstance, I felt the warmth, caring and kidding each one of you gives to one another.  Thank you for all of the laughter,… Continue Reading A Fond Farewell

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Join the Learning Communities for Lunch

May 4th from 12:00 – 1:30 NMC has eight active learning communities this year where faculty and staff have explored different areas of interest.  These include Collaboration for Universal Design, E-Portfolios, Coaching, New Faculty, Belonging, Student Veterans in Transitions, Using and Developing Open Educational Resources and Reading Apprenticeship in STEM. We welcome all Learning Community… Continue Reading Join the Learning Communities for Lunch


Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

Metacognition means, simply, thinking about one’s thinking and realizing if you are comprehending what you are thinking.  Modeling thinking is one metacognitive approach to instruction that Buehl (2014) found increases student’s abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new informational contexts.  To do this, instructors need to think aloud their approach to concepts and… Continue Reading Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

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“Use Heads Up” Questions

Student Engagement Aids Text Comprehension. Try this “Heads-up Questions” Strategy. How many different ways have you tried to prepare students for the class activities?  How do you get students to participate in discussions and not always have the same students volunteering?  Here’s a strategy from Patricia Dunn called “Heads up Questions.”  Dunn sets the stage by… Continue Reading “Use Heads Up” Questions