Are We There Yet? By Rachelle Hawtof Math Department Delaware Technical Community College George Campus Ever gone on a really long car ride? I don’t care how old you are, we all think the same thing at some point in the ride. Are we there yet? How much longer? Unfortunately, I think this is the […]
By Erin Hanlon Mechanical Engineering Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Recently in my Friday afternoon class (who thought Friday afternoon was a good time to lecture, anyway?), as students’ eyes glassed over, one of them asked that we do a lab instead of the lecture that I had planned. Having not planned a […]
By Megan Wagaman Math Department Delaware Technical Community College George Campus Recently, the research discussion group of the Stanton/George Instructional Innovation Committee met to discuss an article by Scott Gaier titled Understanding Why Students Do What They Do: Using Attribution Theory to Help Students Succeed Academically. In this post, I wanted to share some […]
By Kimberly Hopkins MSN, RN Nursing Instructor Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus One of the many foundational skills that I strive to pass on to future nursing students in one of my pre-nursing courses is effective communication. In this post, I want to share a few activities that I use to make the topic […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus If you haven’t already heard of Adobe Spark, it’s an amazing free tool for designing visually stunning presentations, social media posts, and videos. I first stumbled upon Spark when I was trying to find something to use to create a […]
By Susan Chumley Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus Teaching has evolved through the years. Instructors are no longer considered strictly the providers of information, but now they are the “facilitator(s) of knowledge” (p. 121) to self-directed learners, according to Carol S. Sternberger in her research article entitled Interactive Learning Environment: Engaging […]
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.