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Faculty Development for Honors Pedagogy (Developing in Honors, NCHC 2013)

New Orleans, Sheraton, Napoleon B3 Annmarie Guzy, University of South Alabama; James Clauss, University of Washington; Susan Yager, Iowa State University; Andrew Yox, Northeast Texas Community College Key points Importance of intentional and systematic professional development Importance of competent and … Continue reading

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NCHC 2013 Faculty Panel: Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Evergreen, 4th floor, 5.30-7pm Guiding question: What are the core elements of Honors programs and colleges? What follows are some notes on some of the key points Honors education varies significantly as a function of the institutional setting in which … Continue reading

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The Honors College at WKU is excited about the 48th Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in New Orleans, November 6-10, 2013

Director Dr. Craig Cobane, Associate Director Dr. Clay Motley, Admissions Counselor Allison Smith, and Academic Advisor Wolfgang Brauner are very much looking forward to participate in the NCHC’s annual conference this week in New Orleans. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Joshua Davis, Wired, October 15, 2013 These students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn’t have reliable Internet access, steady electricity, or much hope – until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential. (Photo: Peter Yang) To explore how best to learn, … Continue reading

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Honors College welcomes Alex Olson

Seattle native Dr. Alex Olson brings a passion for democratic education to the Honors College. His dissertation, The People’s Classroom: American Modernism and the Struggle for Democratic Education, 1860-1940, from the University of Michigan focused on educational experiments in California … Continue reading

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‘People will never forget how you made them feel’ (Maya Angelou)

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. (Aristotle) Teaching that impacts is not head to head but heart to heart. (Howard G. Hendricks) The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one … Continue reading

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‘How 20 seconds can change your life’

Absolutely every single educator/mentor should read this, and every one of us should try to be this. (Maria Popova in her tweet about her post on Glaser) The story of “how 20 seconds can change your life” he relays at … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Teaching & Learning

Yet another gem from Maria Popova, whose blog Brain Pickings seems to be an almost inexhaustible mine. These major themes resonate deeply with what constitutes effective learning and teaching. Especially on uncertainty and authority, pair with John Dewey’s 1929 The … Continue reading

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Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning?

Interesting critique of MOOCs and reflection on the potential of open learning and how to optimize it by Anya Kamenetz, Journalist at Fast Company and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (2010), which … Continue reading

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Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Dan Rothstein & Luz Santana, Harvard Education Press, 2011 The authors are directors of the appropriately named Right Question Institute (RQI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Isn’t this the single most important change we can make as educators? The authors make two … Continue reading

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