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How to Be a Better Faculty Member

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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By Dr. Chris Reynolds AVP & Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning at American Public University System Being a professional educator is a rewarding, yet sometimes difficult, profession. This is particularly the case when teaching online. Unlike our traditional classroom colleagues, we rely on the Internet to deliver our lectures and interact with students. From coaching students and guiding their classroom activities to teaching and illustrating significant points, faculty success is measured by actively participating in the classroom.

Your Military Background is Needed for Teach for America!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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By Craig Gilman The You Served For America, Now Teach For America initiative aims to bring top military professionals to our nation’s highest-need schools by partnering with branches of the military and veterans’ organizations to identify candidates for the program. Former U.S. Army staff sergeant and 2009 Teach For America alumnus Shaun Murphy will lead this new initiative and has a goal of tripling the number of military participants in the next two years.

What Accreditation Means to Educators

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Interview with Dr. Conrad Lotze Dean, School of Education, American Public University There are several types of accreditation in higher education, and it is important to understand the differences among them. Beyond regional, specialty, and national accreditation, teachers should be cognizant of the state accreditation within the state they live and the standards with which each accrediting body holds a school to.

How Do We Teach Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

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By Dr. Everett Corum When my son was in fourth grade, his mother and I attended a regularly scheduled parent-teacher conference, and when we arrived his teacher had a genuine grin on her face. She could hardly wait to show us a picture he had drawn of a bat hanging from a telephone line above a town that looked like the one we lived in at the time.

Humane Education: Who, What, and Why?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Dr. Kathleen Tate Program Director of M.Ed. Teaching Teachers are charged with the task of delivering curriculum to their students. But to be most effective, teachers should make sure to teach curriculum in meaningful ways that their students can relate to and apply to either their current or future lives-within and beyond the classroom walls. One way to make curriculum and learning more engaging, motivating, and relevant is to teach through humane education themes.

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  • Setting Up Effective Group Work
    Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
    Jeff Knutson