Monthly Archives: August 2014

Good class, bad class

I asked my new freshmen to write about good and bad classes they had taken.

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“The Shit Sandwich and Other Terrible Ways to Give Feedback”

This article in LinkedIn tells us the bad ways to give feedback, but has no suggestions on doing it well. What are your thoughts?

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Learn Your Students’ Names

Learn Your Students’ Names August 26, 2014 By Daniel F. Chambliss “Why is knowing someone’s name or acknowledging them individually so important? Any person’s name is emotionally loaded to that person, and has the power to pull him or her … Continue reading

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Spartan Remix

Save the date!

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From the Archives: the First Week of the Academic Term

Posted on August 26, 2014 by caesarc2012 The ProfHacker archives are full of useful ideas, tools, and advice relevant to the first week of a new academic semester or quarter. In addition to the posts highlighted below, you may want … Continue reading

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“Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School”

Before reading the article, which four essential skills would you select? This article is actually focused on secondary teaching, but applies to ours as well, I think. From Mind/Shift: How we will learn.

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“Diversity is about getting people in the room, inclusion is what you do when you get them there.”

“This spring at the 2014 CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference, The Chronicle hosted a panel of higher-education diversity experts to shed light on the DEI questions most frequently on the minds of higher-education professionals. We invite you to preview and share … Continue reading

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