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
Creating a purpose for reading or viewing focuses students’ attention on important concepts in the text or recorded lectures instructors use to guide them. As academics, instructors readily pull information from sources with confidence while students may not share that same expertise or motivational level. Reading texts in the content areas actually requires strategies that… Continue Reading Questioning Strategies to Encourage Student Engagement
Last semester, one of my students came to me for help with another class. She felt that the tests included material that was never covered in class. And even the stuff that was covered in class she felt she often struggled to understand fully. When I asked her how she was using her textbook, she… Continue Reading Help Your Students Read Their Textbooks
This year’s Winter Conference focused on the non-cognitive issues that our students face. The NMC Reads book, Paying the Price, gave us the research to support what we have been seeing–our students face many challenges as they make their way through college. Mickie Jannazzo of Third Level spoke of those challenges in the larger region.… Continue Reading 2018 Winter Conference Information and Links
The New Dennos is now open! Following the January 21 community celebration day with free admission for everyone, join Jason Dake for a brief tour of the new galleries on any of the following three dates and times. This is your first chance to see the new permanent collection galleries and ask Jason about how you can… Continue Reading The New Dennos!