Monthly Archives: May 2014

Every student needs a champion

Last year about this time, PBS aired a special on TED Talks Education.  You can check out the whole playlist here: In the first video, posted above, Rita Pierson address challenges that many community college students face: poverty, low attendance, and negative peer influence.  As she states in the talk, these challenges predict poor… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Ethical & Emotional Awareness | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Self-Directed Learner

Now that the academic year is coming to a close, we at KCELT are taking time to reflect what it means to be a self-directed learner.  The video above provides some engaging and provocative ideas to help teachers imagine or re-imagine their students as self-directed learners. We would also like to imagine our faculty as… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in Creativity & Innovation | Leave a comment