What can chairs do to increase the value teaching evaluations offer to faculty?  Read “Things I Wish My Department Chair Would Say about Teaching” at http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/things-i-wish-my-department-chair-would-say-about-teaching/?utm_campaign=Faculty+Focus&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=26102224&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_vL0fgHuNIyUfJN3XgIpl7Dv4qLx-FrxkdxVojwFAHyzAHdACtZuLhUxkhLmojaPt1w_nwLbWEEoTZkAnloVQrUAoWPdmXhFds16fqw06uaCJuM6w&_hsmi=26102224 for some practical ideas

Great step-by-step tutotial:

Be More Explicit

Posted: February 10, 2016 by broadyesl in collaboration, communication, leadership, Uncategorized

Read “How to ensure clarity in your communication” at http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/growth-strategies/2016/02/how-to-ensure-clarity-in-your-communication.html?page=all to find examples for clear and unclear communication.

A keen observer can glean much from about anything around herself about how to be an effective leader.  According to “Surprising ways to become a better leader” at http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2016/02/09/surprising-ways-to-become-a-better-leader/, some of the areas are the arts, sports, gardening, volunteer work, nature, and family and friends.


What is it?  How do you do it?  It is achievable?

Read this free bookletIHE-Rise-of-CBE-Booklet

Why is it That Most Students Prefer Paper Books?

Posted: February 7, 2016 by broadyesl in ebook, Uncategorized

And I agree with their opinion since I mostly read paper books over e-versions.  I just cannot find the same enjoyment with e-readings… Read more here in “92 Percent of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-Books: Survey” at http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/92-percent-students-prefer-paper-books-over-e-books-survey-n511371?cid=sm_fb

Read “7 Tips for Creating Memorable Learning Experiences”  at https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/01/27/7-tips-for-creating-memorable-learning-experiences.aspx

to find some practical ideas, such as in this excerpt from the original publication:

Hurley’s tips for Great Projects:

  1. The first great project Hurley discovered was packing an egg so it could drop from the stadium and not break. Why not do something similar?
  2. Say, “Here is what I want you to learn.” Let students figure it out as much as possible.
  3. Don’t praise students too much so they know they earned it.
  4. Students forget things over the summer. Get them to build a video library of things they are supposed to remember.
  5. The quality of their work will improve when they start praising each other’s work. “When students know that others will see their work, they want it to be good,” Hurley said. “When it’s just the teacher, they want it to be good enough.”
  6. Have them watch videos others have made to get ideas.
  7. Remember that kids want to know they can make a difference.