Untold Stories of Aging in America

Untold Stories of Aging in America

Two weeks ago, my colleague Wilson Rojas Bugueño talked about an interesting class project that one of the Kirkwood faculty, Shelby Myers-Verhage, has her students work on in a college writing course. Shelby is an Associate Professor of English at the Kirkwood Community College campus in Iowa City and she is also a Professional Development […]

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Busting Myths about Learning Styles

Busting Myths about Learning Styles

For his 2013-14 Mentor-Mentee Project, speech communications instructor Kevin Shroth investigated the science and pseudoscience behind what educators commonly refer to as learning styles.  A few weeks ago, we sat down with Kevin to share what he learned, summarizing key ideas from this paper, which you can access here. If you would like to learn […]

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Foundations 1 Laboratory Student Success

Foundations 1 Laboratory Student Success

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 […]

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Utilizing Additional Presentation Platforms for Student Engagement in Medical Terminology

Utilizing Additional Presentation Platforms for Student Engagement in Medical Terminology

Tanya Scott, faculty in Allied Health, shared a Prezi to demonstrate how she integrates technology to engage her students in her Medical Terminology course. The presentation also demonstrates her understanding of instructional design by making the lesson’s goals or outcomes clear to the students before heading into the content. To view the Prezi, click here. […]

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Talking Politics in the Classroom

Talking Politics in the Classroom

This blog entry was written by Willie Barbour, Professional Development Fellow and faculty in the English department. In the Oct 11th Chronicle of High Education article “How to Respond to Govt. Shutdown? Talk About It, Says Higher-Education Lobby” by Eric Kelderman the role of faculty in classroom discussions about the shutdown of the government was […]

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Organizing Electrical Faults for Lab Sheets

Organizing Electrical Faults for Lab Sheets

This was the 2012 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Jonathon Pope from Automotive Technology. Proposal Every class in the automotive program has Lab Sheets for the students to perform their hands-on portion for the topic they are covering.  There are several different classes that use the same vehicle but have different electrical faults that are installed […]

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