It was soon after my son enrolled in a local junior college that I realized something was wrong. Success, which seemed to come so easy to him in high school, was suddenly out of reach. In fact, he was failing
Thank-you notes make people happy. For as much joy as they give me, I don’t send them enough. In fact, I think writing thank-you notes is a dying art. They’re overlooked forms of positive closure. Gratitude on its own is
The phrase “desirable difficulties” was first coined in the nineties by psychologist Robert Bjork to describe learning conditions that introduced inconveniences to yield greater learner retention of material. According to the literature, the more work that is required to learn
It is imperative that educators find new ways to incorporate technology to stay current. This can be done by considering tools and applications that will not only enhance a students’ educational experience but also support teaching and learning. We offer
After reading and hearing about the physical and mental benefits of meditation, I decided to take up the practice several years ago. This led to some discussions with colleagues at work, which eventually morphed into the idea of using mindfulness
As an educator, I have an embarrassing confession: When I was younger, I was an incredibly difficult student. Read something? … On a good day, maybe I’d do some skimming. Prepare ahead of time? … Nah, another student will do
Faculty mentorship is widely seen as an important factor in a successful undergraduate education. A recent 2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey, “Mentoring College Students To Success” shows that successful faculty mentorship is critical in encouraging students to pursue their careers and
“What do the readings have to do with class?” “Why do we even have to do the readings?” After spending more than a decade supporting college faculty in teaching, I have heard students utter these statements numerous times. I often
Another Tax Day is upon us. I’ll keep this post brief, just in case you haven’t yet filed. The Internal Revenue Service is good for lots of things, but it’s not usually viewed as a source of sound teaching advice.
Among the trickiest decisions teachers make is whether to round up the final grade for a student who is just a few points shy of a passing score. Although some students need a “second lap” to master academic skills needed
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