Indispensable Skills and Deep Conversations

Indispensable Skills and Deep Conversations

Our Menu of Learning is extensive and presents a good window into what we offer for our faculty and staff. We listen to people from many departments across our region and across our programs to provide sessions that teach skills and aid in diving deeper into teaching. When we cover how to create discussions and […]

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Current Events for Critical Thinking

Current Events for Critical Thinking

As we speed past midterms for Fall semester 2017, I thought I would share a reflection regarding how I’m applying the Mater Teacher Program (MTP) competency-based professional development model of KNOW, DO, SHARE to my own teaching. KNOW: At the beginning of the semester, I asked myself: How can I increase student engagement in my […]

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Great Expectations: Students and Video in Higher Education

Great Expectations: Students and Video in Higher Education

Earlier this year, SAGE publications released a white paper titled Great Expectations: Students and Video in Higher Education.  The paper discusses why they watch videos for class and how they search for and access videos for learning.  One major yet unsurprising finding is that most students (71.2%) go to YouTube to search for videos needed […]

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Exploring Teaching Series

Exploring Teaching Series

Follow the lessons and classroom activities of Kirkwood Faculty/Coordinator Jack Terndrup’s “Exploring Teaching” classes from the Fall of 2011. Each class has been edited for key curriculum and classroom interaction highlights. Volume 1: Provenzo – Teacher Dispositions, Lemov Chapter 1 – Teaching Techniques Volume 2: Favorite Teachers, Lemov Chapter 1 – Teaching Techniques, Lemov Chapter […]

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