Richard Johnson, English faculty at Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus, was “knocked back in his chair” by a reading from last semester’s Culturally Responsive Classroom regarding differentiated instructional strategies.  This short 8-page reading was published by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  In his response to the reading, Richard shares that “the cutting […]

Nicole Alsaker, Nursing department, worked with Jody Weigel on her Mentor-Mentee Project for the 2013-14 academic year.  Their goal was to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and communication by 1) exploring the roles and responsibilities of nurses and social workers, and 2) examining how they can improve teamwork and professional relationships.  Below are slides from Nicole’s PowerPoint […]

For her Mentor-Mentee project, Sue Miller worked with Renee Schlueter to construct a Libguide for class on Women and Work.  Libguides are sets of web pages for research assitance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by librarians.  You can access their Libguide at http://guides.kirkwood.edu/womenstudies. Beyond the Libguide, the project goals were to update the library […]

Jessica Rozek focused on Foundations 1 nursing students for her 2013-14 Mentor Mentee Project.  Below she shares some of her Power Point slides along with her accompanying notes. I teach Foundations 1 nursing students which is first semester, so they usually present with high anxiety in both lab and class, as they are learning brand […]

Earlier this summer, KCELT had a reading circle on The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku, published by Doubleday earlier this year.  While watching Dr. Kaku being interviewed on The Daily Show, I was seeing how many of the scientific breakthroughs in neuroscience will affect […]