Using Music in the Classroom

Using Music in the Classroom

by David Lydic I have long used music in the classroom when the subject warrants it. For example, in American Literature we discuss traditional western ballads and spirituals. Both inform the subjects and structure of modern American literature. For actual western...
Potential

Potential

by Naomi Medina In addition to having the privilege of teaching Psychology at Austin Community College, I am also a licensed therapist. In the context of counseling, I embrace Positive Psychology, which has had an enormous influence on my approach to teaching, and how...
How Do I Get Through To These Kids?

How Do I Get Through To These Kids?

by Jennifer Graydon Recently I was struck by how motivation can play out in the classroom. I noticed that several students may come in late, others may crack jokes, and others may turn in their assignments late. Coincidence? Shall we write it off as “bad student...
Baby Steps Toward Active Learning

Baby Steps Toward Active Learning

by Missi Patterson You may have heard that lecture is dead. Scores of articles, both peer-reviewed and otherwise have proclaimed the demise of the lecture, but are the dirges being played prematurely? At ACC, our classrooms are still set up for lectures, most students...
Reviewing to Remember

Reviewing to Remember

by Tobin Quereau This week’s blog is from Tobin Quereau, who presents some things he teaches students about how to learn. You could share this information with your students regardless of what you teach, and your students will become better learners! Did you know that...
Strategies for Great Discussion

Strategies for Great Discussion

by Tracie L. Miller-Nobles Crickets—that’s what I like to think when I pose a question to my students, and the response back is silence and blank stares. It’s a frustrating place to be – standing in front of the classroom hoping that anyone, just anyone will answer...