Engaging Practices, Engaging Students: High-Impact Practices in Community Colleges Based on findings from focus groups conducted in colleges across the nation and the integration of results from its four complementary survey instruments, The Center for Community College Student Engagement shares what it is learning about high-impact educational practices and how these practices are related to… Continue Reading Webinar: Thursday, Dec. 5th
Our NMC community hosts a great many stories: history’s lessons, tomorrow’s dreams, and tales of triumph (and of other well-intentioned ideas yielding more modest results). We grow as colleagues share these stories. We’re uplifted and energized; we help carry each other’s burdens. The 4x4x16 teaching@NMC blogging project brought a new challenge our way. Would we… Continue Reading Retrospective
I was offered free ice cream for writing 16 sentences. I would have written more for less reward, so I guess NMC and I both thought we got a good deal. It was not that hard, considering that it was only about two sentences a day. Actually, it was less than that. There was usually… Continue Reading 4x4x16 Writing, Ice Cream, Education, and Maybe a Book
The blogging project, 4x4x16, allowed me to organize my thinking into structured frames. Each frame or blog served as a movement activity . This format seemed to bridge the gap between structured writing and creative journal writing. Furthermore, I was able to share some of the information in my blog with my students. The project… Continue Reading Afterthoughts
I’m embarrassed to say I never did, not that I recall. Yet, I believe he taught me as much about general education outcomes as many traditional academic classes. Terry O’Banion’s keynote speech this summer at a League of Innovation conference I attended used the “bread and roses” line (Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself) to encourage… Continue Reading Have You Thanked Your Shop Teacher Lately?