By Heidi Gurdo Construction Management Technology Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Recently, I asked two colleagues in my department to be guest lecturers in an Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) course. The topics of discussion were related to civil engineering, and I thought it was best to have content experts teach the lessons to […]
By Kim Bates Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community CollegeTerry Campus This is the story of how 6 employees from across the Terry campus collaborated to create an innovative teaching strategy with 48 wooden blocks.
By Lisa Peel and Tim Mello Early Childhood Education Department Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus A recent article comparing pedagogy (the method of teaching) and andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners) posed the question “Is it too late to be a child? Is it too early to be an adult?” (Nikolova, Zafirova-Malcheva, Staganova, […]
By Lindsay Gigous Education Department Delaware Technical Community College Wilmington Campus Here’s a scary thought: ever try to get into your students’ minds? What do they really think about your assignments? Are they completely bored in your classes or do they like what you’re doing?
By Carey McDaniel Language Department Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus When I walk into my daily Advanced Grammar class, I am pretty stoked to talk about past progressive verbs or the benefits of using noun clauses as the objects of the prepositions. Who doesn’t love the snappy banter of gerunds in the morning? I […]
By George Cognet Department Chair, Computer Information Systems Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus I have been in the field of technology for over 33 years. Although some may call it work, for me, it is not. Instead it has been 33 years of having fun, playing with “new technologies”, and getting paid for it–call […]
By Adele Thaxton-Coy Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Writing for the Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Karge, Phillips, Jessee, and McCabe (2011) report that “[w]hen students are active in their learning they are able to develop critical thinking skills, receive social support systems for the learning, and gain knowledge in an […]
By Amy Mann Environmental Technologies Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus I have a confession to make. I am not a trained educator. I spent thirteen years working in the engineering field before starting here at Delaware Tech. Without a formal education in teaching theory, I entered this job believing that basic concepts had […]
By Navarun Jagatpal Math/Physics Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Ever since I started teaching, I’ve wondered about what it really means to be a good teacher. I’d like to propose some criteria for good teaching. I don’t have a degree in education, but I’ve been teaching and tutoring for many years. These criteria […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus A few months ago, I wrote a series of posts about the book Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis. (Click here to see the full list of posts.) One of the handy tips that came up in […]