By Rachel Chase Mathematics Department Delaware Technical Community College George Campus After attending an undergraduate research conference, I was inspired to implement a research driven assignment into the statistics courses I teach. Over the last few semesters of trials and tribulations, I have learned much about what works and what doesn’t.
By John Burbage Bio/Chem Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus If you have ever taught a class in an accelerated format, you know how hard it can be to keep the student’s attention for three, four, or even 5 hours. To keep the students engaged, I like to include a project that requires the […]
By Kate Lind Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus After teaching in the K-12 sector of education, I was initially shocked at how difficult it was to involve active learning at the collegiate level. At the high school level, I developed a Medical Program, using Learning Focused Strategies (LFS) as the delivery system. […]
By Holly Hermstedt Education Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Personally, I love reading research in my field. I enjoy knowing what’s new and what’s working best, and digging into a journal article is fun for me. For my students? Not so much.
By Diane Calloway Environment/Civil Engineering Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus It started with Traverse Calculations and Coordinate Geometry in my Surveying Principles class. The students were having difficulty with the flow of the calculations, so I told them to take out a sheet of blank paper. The looks they gave were entertaining. I could […]
By Al Drushler Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College George Campus I recently attended a 3-day workshop on Problem-Based Learning (or PBL) at the University of Delaware. The main sponsor of the workshop was University of Delaware’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, started in the 90s by a group of professors […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Sometimes, it’s easy to fall back on lecture or other teacher-centered instructional methods when crunch time comes. You’ve got a ton of grading to do, reporting deadlines to meet, and 1,001 emails waiting gloomily in your inbox. There’s just […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus If you’re anything like me, your motivation comes in waves. At the start of a project, you’re all gung ho to dive in and get it done. Then you get deep in it and realize just how draining all the […]
By Patricia Wessell Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus The beginning As I began instructing brand new nursing students, I found myself teaching to students with blank stares on their faces. Everything was new and foreign to them, even the words I used. I found myself using words to explain other words and […]
By Angelynn King Head Librarian Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus Although librarians teach in a number of ways, most of our classroom contact comes in the form of guest appearances in other instructors’ courses – what we call “one-shots.”