This time of year, it’s great to have a quick game to energize your class. Randomness and matching are two elements that can be used together to create an impromptu game that requires little to no advance planning or materials.
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is an approach to multicultural learning that links classes in different countries, giving a broader range of students the opportunity to have an international experience. You can bring this opportunity to your students by applying to participate in BMCC’s pilot COIL program.
This past spring, BMCC wrapped up Open Teaching Week with an interactive tabling event disguised as a cupcake celebration. After learning throughout the week about how BMCC faculty practice open pedagogy and engage with open educational resources (OER), CETLS and BMCC librarians teamed up to ask students in the BMCC community, “how do you learn best?”
Before I entered the OER/ZTC world, I taught macroeconomic theory with a really good textbook that was really expensive. OER has been a win-win change in my teaching practices…and I am happy to help anyone else give it a try!
After teaching the basic public speaking course at colleges for over 30 years, and being frustrated with the level of speeches, level of writing, no-shows and drops, I realized I had to radically change the way I was teaching.
Many professors “flip the classroom,” but how many of us actually let the students do the teaching? When students lead discussions, no one performs the role that Paulo Freire calls a “narrating Subject,” depositing information into the class; instead they embody Freire’s ideas of reconciliation and gaining consciousness.
When I started my PhD in the summer of 2007, I never thought it would take me ten years to complete. I discovered that running and triathlon training helped me write, and ultimately, successfully defend my dissertation.