Back to School

by Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

Can you feel it in the air? Over the next few days, your heart might beat a little faster, your hair might stand a little taller, and your coffee might need to be brewed a little stronger. Call it what you will—anticipation, excitement, dread—but you know what that special tingly feeling marks: the start of another academic year.

Whether you’ve been lounging on the beach, playing with your kids, or just vegging out in front of the TV, you may have missed a few things here at Ask CCIT over the summer. So if you are looking for some light reading to get you back in the swing of things, refill your coffee cup and check out a few of these promising posts:

MaryAnn Yaeger demonstrates the power of memorable lessons in Captivating Students with Moldy Bread and Blue Men.

Jen Epler examines why e-portfolios are Worthy of Consideration for use in the classroom.

In Teaching in a Post-Google World, Therese Dekleva draws on some words of wisdom from her son as well as her own experience to reflect on how technology is changing the landscape of the classroom.

Jade Burris encourages instructors to Start Small and Keep it Simple when it comes to providing accommodations for all students.

Ernie Kulhanek shows us that its worthwhile letting students get Stuck in the Mess so that they can see that real learning is rarely as neat and tidy as the textbooks make it appear.

Cory Budischak is already three posts into his seven part synopsis of the book “How Learning Works”. Check out part 1 here.

Take a look, leave a comment, and get yourself ready for another semester. And don’t forget, the posts on Ask CCIT come from faculty like you. If you think you’ve got something you’d like to share, read our submission guidelines.

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