8:30 pm is the time I typically stop doing ‘work-related’ stuff. This isn’t just grading, but this is often the monster load of it. I find myself researching topics related to class content, reading updates that are related to my field, answering the never-ending flood of emails, working on projects that are happening this semester… Continue Reading 24-hour Job
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Driving to work and my mind is full with a running list of worries of ‘what if’s.’ It’s my second time around of doing a ‘three-way cross-disciplinary experiential project’ of participating in the National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Project. I am concerned about all the busyness of the project such as deadlines, the grading, and… Continue Reading HH2 Awareness Project
The purpose of the Perceptual Learning Method/Module or PLM is to introduce and reinforce concepts, ideas, or meaning without detailed explanation –or “any” explanation for that matter. The aim is to SHOW learners a concept, idea, or meaning and allow them to experience, see, and learn what IT is. Largely inspired by Chapter Nine of How We Learn by… Continue Reading Perceptual Learning Method/Module (PLM)
I learned something really cool about Moodle’s ordering questions. If you are familiar with these, skip to the last two paragraphs; otherwise, read on for a description of them and how they work. Mark Delonge turned me on to “ordering” questions in Moodle a couple semesters back. They are great for any content that needs… Continue Reading A Call to Order
We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?