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Creators Not Consumers: Encouraging Student Agency in Tough Times

As we hit a wall the 9-month mark of the Zoomification of the classroom, I have been reflecting on Marshall McLuhan’s prescient declaration: ‘the medium is the message.’*  Writing in the sixties, McLuhan was concerned primarily with the visual broadcast (one-way) media of film and television. That said, his insights about the profound influence of… Continue Reading Creators Not Consumers: Encouraging Student Agency in Tough Times

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Quick Reads

Here are a couple interesting articles I have run across lately. “Multitasking Isn’t Making You More Efficient, It’s Frying Your Attention Span” by Daniel Goleman is excerpted from his new book called Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. At the risk of sounding preachy, I am considering sharing this… Continue Reading Quick Reads

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Learning Communities Celebrates Its Second Year!

 celebrates its second year! Congratulations to all those faculty and staff that made Learning Communities great this year.  Groups included Belongingness, New Faculty, e-Portfolio, Coaching, and Collaboration for Universal Design. Participants in the Belongingness LC group brainstormed ways to create a greater sense of “belongingness” for students at NMC. In addition to reading Terrell L.… Continue Reading Learning Communities Celebrates Its Second Year!

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