• Class Activity: College Expectations

    Goal: Get students to start thinking about the expectations that college instructors will have for them.   Activity:   1. Break students into groups and ask them to review the list of statements belo...
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  • Tech Tuesday: Your College Experience Online

    John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot were some of the early innovators of the college success course. In keeping with that theme, the LaunchPad which accompanies the 13th edition of their text, Your College Experience, we ...
    Heather Halter
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  • Connections: The Growth Mindset Approach to Success

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  • Step by Step: Success for Today's Student

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  • Class Activity: ACES Initial Report

    Goal: Familiarize your students with ACES and have them reflect on their personal scores, considering both their strengths and their areas for improvement. Note: Your students will need access to LaunchPad a...
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  • The New ACES Progress Report - Coming Fall 2019

    Since we first launched the ACES self-assessment back in 2016, we’ve seen program after program make the simple decision to give each one of their students, on their first days of college, one of the most powerf...
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  • Video Assignment: The Procrastination System

    The Procrastination System     Type: TED Talk Topic(s): procrastination, writing, completing projects Search Terms: TED Talk Tim Urban Master Procrastinator Video Title: Inside the Mind ...
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  • Video Assignment: Active Reading Strategies

      How to Read Your Textbooks   Type:  Topic(s): Reading, active reading Search Terms: video college info geek textbook Video Title: How to Read Your Textbooks More Efficiently - College I...
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  • Class Activity: Relationship Axioms

    Goal: Get your students thinking about how to build healthy relationships and avoid common misconceptions about relationships and romance.   Have your students consider each of the following suggested &ldqu...
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  • Class Activity: Comparing Class Schedules

    Goal: Have students work together to understand time management and design more time-efficient schedules for the next term.   Time: Ten minutes   In small groups, have your students share their c...
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  • Using Pinterest in the Classroom

       Since joining Pinterest in....wow, 2012, my boards have been pathetically bare. But as you may have seen from my last post, this fall I've been on an organization kick, and so I've been looking ...
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  • Class Activity: First Day Graffiti

    Goal: Create an open classroom environment and start a dialogue with your students about the course and methods for teaching and learning.   Time: 20-30 minutes   1. Write several prompts onto flip...
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  • Summer Reads: Common Reading Programs

    Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time left for summer reading! Colleges and universities across the country have instituted Common Reading Programs, where all students – or at least all freshm...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Logical Fallacies

        Video title: DIRECTV commercial - Don't Wake Up in a Roadside Ditch Topic(s): Faulty reasoning, logical fallacies, slippery slope Search terms: direct tv commercial roadside ditch Time (of video): 0:32 ...
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  • Video Assignment: Critical Thinking and Creativity

    Video title: Apple Think Different ad (1997) Search terms: apple think different original ad Topic(s): Creativity Time (of video): 1:01 Posted by: EveryAppleAd Date posted: October 18, 2012   Video description: H...
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  • Class Activity: Critical Thinking Discussion

    To begin this discussion, introduce the concept of thinking in college and the two types of thinking as described by economist, Daniel Kahneman: "fast thinking" and "slow thinking." Fast thinking is automatic, emotion...
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  • Class Activity: Analyzing Bias Icebreaker

    Give students a newspaper or magazine article on a social issue. Distribute it prior to class for them to read outside of class and review critically. In class, ask them if they saw a bias. Did the author approach the...
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  • Paul Gore answers, "Why did you create this book?"

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