Truths of the ECS Classroom

Truths of the ECS Classroom

by Jennifer Lazare They are scared to death of college. Some will overcompensate with attitude at first, but they are all concerned with the unknown. Reinforcing that they can do this will immediately set the tone that you are there to help them achieve their goals,...
First Day of Class Activity

First Day of Class Activity

by Carol Hayman A skill that Anthropologists learn is interviewing. One of our class assignments, in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, is to interview someone from a different place. Not everyone is required to do this, it is one of a selection of possible...
Student Demonstrated Learning

Student Demonstrated Learning

by Prof. Robert Fyrst By the end of each semester, my government students have learned one of my philosophical beliefs: Government works best when we all participate. Throughout the semester, I utilize a number of techniques to engage my students in being critical...
The “Collaborative Curve”

The “Collaborative Curve”

by Missi Patterson For many years, I struggled with a problem in my classes. Students did very poorly on my first exam, but then did better on each successive exam. I recognize that exam one is generally a learning experience; a “getting to know you” challenge for...