The word of the week is: Borborygmus As in Don’t come to class hungry. Your borborygmus may be distracting to you and others!
A Giant Post-It Note Classroom Activity idea and experience from a community college professor in a 100-level gen-ed course no one wants to take. Engaging students in a 100-level, gen-ed college course is not the easiest of tasks. If you ask students why they are in your class, you'll get every answer from "My parents … Read More »
The word of the week is: Spondulicks As in Don’t waste your spondulicks! Do your best this semester to earn your credits so you can graduate on time.
The word of the week is: Snark As in: The instructor is trying very hard not to respond with snark, but its week four, and students are still emailing with no subject, class, or section information.
The word of the week is: Widdershins As in: There is something strange about students who wander through their classes widdershins, continue moving forward and keep up with your work. You got this!
I need outlets. Anyone who knows me knows I will talk your ear off about everything and anything I'm interested in or currently preoccupied with. Sharing is my nature. I am energized and motivated by it. Since returning to the classroom last fall, I've been neck-deep in teaching strategies and lesson plan ideas. I'm always … Read More »
The word of the week is: Collywobbles As in: Students should be over their collywobbles and realize it's not that bad now that we are into week two of classes.
Course Policy Brainstorm Activity My students really responded to this activity. It got everyone talking on the first day, and (I think) it gave them a different perspective of why we have specific policies. The entire activity takes about 30 minutes if you open up a discussion for most questions and share your insight as … Read More »
The word of the week is: Bumfuzzle. As in: The instructor tried very hard not to bumfuzzle her students, but since many didn't pay attention, it was nearly impossible.
So, yeah, I haven't been blogging much these days. Sometimes I really miss it, but more often than not, I'm just too busy to even think about it. I'm taking that as a good sign. I'm on autopilot, in a good way, balancing work, family and my own self-care the best I can. As the … Read More »