Let’s face it: not everything needs an app. In fact, some processes and products are better left alone. Then there are other times where minor refinements breathe fresh air into an otherwise stale world. Enter Rocketbook: an erasable notebook paired with a smartphone app that is helping bridge the gap between analog and digital worlds. The… Continue Reading Picture This…
In this episode we explore the budding friendship between Nicco Pandolfi, Instruction Librarian, and Taylor Nash, Academic & Career Advisor. Listen in and learn about Nicco’s recent ultimate frisbee championship, Taylor’s musical accomplishments, and The Staff Infection: their upcoming musical collaboration.
Traverse City’s first snow of the year occurred the week our winter shelter, Safe Harbor, opened, and we have since had enough snow to cause multiple school closings (including NMC!). Many of us know students who struggle to find and keep stable housing. Comments like “I had to find a new place to sleep because… Continue Reading Students Trying to Complete, Looking for Housing
We’ve heard students discuss tests, of course: “too long, too hard, too often”-therefore I am always surprised when I hear students at the END of the semester bemoaning the fact that there were NOT ENOUGH tests. They state that they want to “be able to prove what they know” more frequently or have shorter gaps between the cumulative… Continue Reading A Rose by Another Name (Shakespeare)
My final post about James Lang’s book Small Teaching focuses on using prediction as a way of engaging our students before they learn. Lang explains that by asking students to predict an answer or trend or result before they learn about it, they are more likely to remember that material later, even if their predictions… Continue Reading How Do You Think Predictions Increase Learning?