I find myself struggling with the technology question, how much is too much. Or, more realistically, how much is the right amount. I am a stickler for working out a problem yourself, but there are some problems I like to assign that are too time consuming, or the student does not have adequate knowledge, to… Continue Reading How Much is Too Much?
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When I look back on my college education I see class time spent listening to lectures and watching instructors work math problems on the board. Seldom, if ever, were we students given class time to think something through or work something out for ourselves. If connections were going to be made, they were going to… Continue Reading Own It: Learn How to Learn
Amjad Khan and Tracy Russo Given the recent pennant race with many ups and downs for Tigers fans, a baseball metaphor seemed appropriate to frame strategies helping students score in school. Bring home the run Over the many years of my teaching experience, I have learned that meeting in the last quarter of semester, once… Continue Reading Covering All The Bases for Student Success: Beyond Early Feedback
Service learning integrating meaningful community service with instruction and reflection is on the rise. NMC now provides support through Outreach Services, coordinated by Nicholeen Frusti. As a beginning step in growing our existing service learning efforts, such as those by Kristi McDonald and Brandon Evererst, NMC is now a member of the national organization called Campus Compact. Resources such… Continue Reading Supporting service learning at NMC and beyond