• Class Activity: Health Resources

    Goal: Familiarize students with the health and safety resources available on campus, and help them make sure that they'll know where to go should they need them.   Directions:  Ask students to researc...
    Melanie McFadyen
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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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Swipe the Vote

    Voting     Type: Advertising Topic(s): Voting, youth voting, voting research Search terms: swipe the vote rock the vote Video title: Swipe the Vote | Tinder Time (of video): 0:32 Posted by: Tinder ...
    Melanie McFadyen
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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 ...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Setting SMART Goals

    Smart Goal Setting   Ask students to pick a goal—either short-term or long-term—and ask them to use the SMART template (see later) to make their goal even more attainable. Students    &...
    Cari Goldfine
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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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Paper Cup Icebreaker

    For this exercise, you will need a package of mini Dixie cups and toothpicks. Follow the steps for this exercise and follow up with a discussion of the experience. Students will find it not only amusing but also eye o...
    Bethany Gordon
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  • Class Activity: Overcoming Unsuccessful Student Behaviors

    Goal: Students who engage in self-destructive behaviors are often unable to complete a college degree. Have students practice recognizing those self-destructive behaviors and the Emotional Intelligence Competenci...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Résumés and Cover Letters

      Video title: How to Write a Great Résumé and Cover Letter Topic(s): Résumé building Search terms: how to write a great résumé and cover letter Time (of video): 2:45 Pos...
    Bethany Gordon
    last modified by Melanie McFadyen
  • Class Activity: Test Taking Prep

    Goal: Use this class exercise to give students practice preparing for common types of exam questions.   1. Ask each student to construct ten objective questions for one of the chapters you've covered ...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Active Listening

      How to Read Your Textbooks   Type: Television clip Topic(s): Speaking up in class, participating in class, listening critically Search Terms: teaching Dwight active listening Video Title: The Off...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Roommate Gripes

    Goal: This exercise helps students address conflicts as well as think about how they might pick a future roommate. If you use this exercise in class, you can be sure many of the students will be experiencing some...
    Melanie McFadyen
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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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Time Management

                                Video title: Effective Time Management Topic(s): Time management, procrastination Search terms: video effective time ma...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Checking In

      Ask your students to write what they think their biggest challenge has been so far in starting college. This not only gives you a taste of their writing ability but also lets you know where their perceived wea...
    Melanie McFadyen
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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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Seinfeld and Emotional Intelligence

        Video title: Seinfeld: Emotional Intelligence-Self Management Topic(s): Emotional intelligence, emotion management, self-awareness, adaptability Search terms: video Seinfeld emotional intellige...
    Bethany Gordon
    last modified by Bethany Gordon
  • Class Activity: Test Taking Retention Exercise

    Note: The following exercise, created by John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot, was designed to highlight a retention strategy specific to test taking which will help students persist in the first year.    The con...
    Bethany Gordon
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  • Video Assignment: Building Credit

        Video title: How to Build Credit as a College Student Topic(s): Credit cards, credit score Search terms: video how to build credit as a college student Time (of video): 3:46 Posted by: Young Fi...
    Bethany Gordon
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