Increasing Participation using Bloom’s Taxonomy This week we discussed levels of questioning. I explained how Blooms Taxonomy works, we talked about how in grade school, they were asked basic level questions which required them to memorize and answer to succeed. But as they progress in their education, they’re likely to have to answer higher level […]
It is easy to get in a rut and do things the same way every time. This is especially easy for those teaching who do not have a background in education. I tend to approach my courses the exact same way that the majority of my instructors had through the years. While this method of […]
A Thing just happened and I have to share it with you all. In Intro to Literature today, I spent the second half of class doing a lightning-round of the history of literary/intellectual movements in the US and the schools of criticism that have existed alongside (or in opposition to) them, so that the (very […]
Post by Bill Gates.
EdCamp Kansas was held last Friday, June 13th at Andover High School. About 150 people from 5 states were participating–note, I did not say “in attendance” but participating. This is the very nature of an EdCamp, its defining characteristic: engagement! I’ve been a fan of the EdCamp philosophy for over a year. I’d read all manner […]
4. Canvas. It’s not just for painting anymore. By now everyone knows our new LMS is Canvas, replacing ANGEL. What you likely did not know is that the move to this new LMS was calculated and methodical. A team of faculty gave several LMS platforms a test drive, narrowed to three, and then interviewed the sales team […]
Students pass out cookies for finals week, inspired by a TED Talk | TED Blog. While it seems a simple thing, a random act of kindness, according to Shawn Achor, these are the very things that fuel us to be our best. Achor’s research reveals we can intentionally factor happiness into our daily lives and […]
Need to add some pizazz to your classroom or online course? Motivate yourself and your students by checking out the resources in the Teaching Collection, located in the Andover 5000 Library. Find books on student engagement, course design, learning styles, digital literacy, and leadership skills as well as many other professional development topics – all […]
Faculty Members Are Not Cashiers – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education. While I don’t personally share this perspective, it’s one worth sharing.
This college needs more early adopters, more innovators, more risk-takers. We need folks to step up, step out, stand out, and be intrepid. Butler will only become its best when we check our egos at the door and just bounce ideas off one-another. We need to bring play to work, then work the play. I […]