The blessed occasion is almost upon us here at Centralia College. Start of the term - Yay! There are some important things you can do as an educator or student services member to help students start the term off well. Having a friendly face, giving clear directions or expectations are a couple of ideas, but … Continue reading Want to Help Students Start the Term Off Well? Tell Them About Week Zero
Please enjoy this interview with Jessica Ramirez about Late Nite at the Library that just happened in Kirk Library to help students prepare for finals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzQOVz_NHAc
Are you surviving winter quarter? Here are a few tips and reminders that should make things easier. Advising - You can set up a Canvas course for your advisees. Then, you can message all your advisees at the same time in the Canvas messenger or put all the information on the classes or deadlines they … Continue reading Winter Quarter Survival Tips
Phew! We have made it past midterms (hopefully, relatively unscathed), and we are into a serious countdown to Christmas (or winter break). Fall quarter is always a blur. There's a HUGE build up to prep, the most new students at once all year and the largest break between quarters happens right before fall. Talk about stressful. Students … Continue reading Are You Surviving Fall Quarter?
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We'll be piloting a new class this winter: SDEV 111 - Introduction to Online Learning. Work in an online environment to communicate with others, submit homework, view lessons, and correctly configure technology. Please encourage all students to enroll. SDEV 111 Winter 2012 ZERO credits NO cost HYBRID KATHY will be teaching TWO WEEKS and done!
Are your students often confused about just what needs to be done each week? Here's a fabulous solution by Linda Foss from the English Department here at Centralia College. Linda uses Angel and has her courses organized by week. When a student opens a folder for a week, this is what they see (from week … Continue reading Helping Students, week by week
Angel teachers at Centralia College...please… we’re begging you… if you do not already have the Student Success folder in ALL of your Angel classrooms, you really need add it. ( If you send me a list of your Angel classrooms names, I’d be glad to add it for you. --KB ) Our students are relying … Continue reading On Our Hands & Knees Begging You…
[ from ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Ed. And just think, how might checklists help our students? ] Why Checklists Work By Natalie Houston In The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that one of the most basic organizational tools — the simple checklist — can improve the effectiveness of … Continue reading Checklists!
Angel… when things don’t work right (July 2011) How’s your Internet connection? If you have slow or unreliable internet access, things may “time out” and you’ll have problems. For example, some satellite or DSL internet services do not play well with Angel. Are you connecting to the correct website? http://angel.centralia.edu Are you using the correct … Continue reading When Angel Doesn’t Work Right…