You know that one student as soon as you walk into the class. The one that is going to refuse to engage. The one that will do everything possible to resist ‘learning.’ The one that will even go so far as to appear a tad bit threatening to other students to ensure that other students… Continue Reading Moving a Mountain
Author Archive | Lisa Blackford
On the heels of our Friday Forum on cheating, I discovered a student cheating on a test. Right in front of me, not subtly, just looking over at another student’s test! When students take exams, nothing is allowed on their desks. They must spread out. As I looked around during the exam, this student had… Continue Reading Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater!
8:30 pm is the time I typically stop doing ‘work-related’ stuff. This isn’t just grading, but this is often the monster load of it. I find myself researching topics related to class content, reading updates that are related to my field, answering the never-ending flood of emails, working on projects that are happening this semester… Continue Reading 24-hour Job
Driving to work and my mind is full with a running list of worries of ‘what if’s.’ It’s my second time around of doing a ‘three-way cross-disciplinary experiential project’ of participating in the National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Project. I am concerned about all the busyness of the project such as deadlines, the grading, and… Continue Reading HH2 Awareness Project
John Zachman is our very own political science professor and is part of the Social Sciences department. John has been with NMC for over fifteen years, teaching the majority of our political science classes, serving as part of our union negotiation team this past year, and is on our International Affairs Board. Since this has… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: John Zachman