The process of writing is often just as important as the product. A strong process supports a strong product and helps students practice critical thinking, time management, self-reflection, and communication and interpersonal skills. Scaffolding is the term for building process parts into an assignment and holding students accountable for the individual parts in addition to… Continue Reading My students can’t write! Part 2: Scaffolding
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin Humor has been proven to improve health, reduce stress and build relationships but can laughter help your students learn? A recent study published in the journal Humor: International Journal of Human Research, states that yes, humor can have a positive cognitive effect on learning and… Continue Reading Humor and Teaching
“Do you think he’ll get mad if I do them all this way?” A student was holding up a folded sheet of notebook paper for her friend to see. I was walking by the table outside my office area that they were using for homework. My first thought was to snatch the paper from her… Continue Reading Do you think he will get mad?
I have grown to become a great fan of a wonderful movie by M. Night Shyamalan entitled “Lady in the Water.” Bizarre. Different. Odd. Unique. These were my first impressions; kind of other worldly if you will. But upon reflection, and given time, I found myself wanting to return to this little gem. There was… Continue Reading Lady in the Classroom?
Teaching fundamentals of nursing, I seldom get the “aha” moment. When I taught the second semester students, I would see the “aha” moment when students were in clinical and what they learned in lecture finally made sense. Instead of just memorizing information, the students were able to apply the information. One of the questions Laura… Continue Reading Pharmacology Scavenger Hunt Assignment