• Join me at the next AP Psych Reading!

    Do you teach Intro Psych? If so, I am personally inviting you to join me at the Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Reading in Tampa next year (June 10-16, 2020; apply here). Choosing to attend the Reading was – ...
    Sue Frantz
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  • Political Meme Scavenger Hunt

    Protest Poster showing Grumpy Cat holding an Ethernet cable, with the message, “#NSA Killed My Internet. Now I have to build a GNU one.” Sometimes a LOLcat is just a humorous comment on life. Other times, ...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Skyfactor Benchworks and Roompact’s New Strategic Collaboration to Enhance Residence Life Practice and the Student Experience

    Roompact and Skyfactor Benchworks are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration to explore how combining Benchworks' nationally-validated assessment, analytics and benchmarking with Roompact’s expertise in r...
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  • Macmillan Learning Announces Bedford New Scholars Advisory Board for 2019

    Bedford/St. Martin’s, an imprint of Macmillan Learning, today announced the 10 new graduate students chosen to become part of the 2019 Bedford New Scholarsprogram, an advisory board of graduate students for...
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  • Benchworks Launches Assessment and Impact Award for Residence Life, Announces Winners

    Skyfactor Benchworks announced the winners of its first, annual Assessment and Impact Awards. The award was created to highlight colleges that are successfully using data to improve their housing programs, helping to ...
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  • More Forgotten History: The UpStairs Lounge arson from 1973

    Before the horrific events of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the UpStairs Lounge arson attack was one of the deadliest assaults on the LGBQT community-- except hardly anyone heard about it. In honor of #PrideMonth, rea...
  • Tech Tuesday: Get Ready for Fall with ACES Updates

    The ACES that you know and love got some amazing updates last week to make it more user friendly and more useful for both your course and your institution. Now available in the LaunchPads for Connections, 1st and 2nd ...
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  • “Implicit Egotism”: Astonishing Ways We Gravitate Toward Places, People, and Professions We Associate With Ourselves

    You surely know why you chose your town, your partner, and your vocation—all for good reasons, no doubt.   But might other unknown reasons—operating below the level of your conscious awareness–...
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  • Student Research: Works Cited Drafts

    Teaching our students to properly cite sources is an essential component of college-level history courses. In a previous blog I mentioned that last summer I started requiring a rough-draft of the Works Cited page in t...
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  • Write This, Not That: A Class Activity

    Writing a simple email message can turn me into an overthinking scaredy-cat. Am I using the right phrase? Do I sound like I’m apologizing too much? Am I oversharing? Am I being too vague? Ugh. I end up evaluatin...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Journaling with a Purpose

    Today's featured guest blogger is Shane Bradley, Administrative Dean, Writing Program Director, and Assistant Professor of English at Erskine College.    The following dictum still bothers me...
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  • 10,000 steps: A research methods example

    After covering experiments and correlations in Intro Psych or as a research methods booster in the Stress & Health chapter, ask your students if they have heard that you should walk 10,000 steps a day. Do they kno...
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  • Using Google Forms to Create Fast Class Activities

    Google Forms make an easy task of collecting information from students for class discussion and writing activities. Just gather student responses your Google Form, and use the collected responses as the basis of class...
    Traci Gardner
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  • The Sense of an Ending: Popular Teleology and Game of Thrones

    With television's arguably most prominent dramatic series ending amidst the ashes of King's Landing and the outrage of many of its most loyal fans (including a remarkable Change.Org petition demanding an entire Season...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Commonly Confused Words

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Today’s blog post is the last one for the sprin...
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  • The Truth Is Still the Truth

    As the academic year ends, it’s time for me to turn to revising Elements of Argument and The Structure of Argument. What do I have to keep in mind about argument in the headlines as I look ahead? Given the polit...
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  • What to Expect from your Learning Solutions Specialist

    Did you know that you can drag and drop items in the Launchpad calendar? Or batch update your settings in Sapling? Do you have the 411 on Achieve Read and Practice?   Whether you know the tips and tricks or not, ...
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  • What to Expect from Your Learning Solutions Specialist

    Did you know that you can drag and drop items in the Launchpad calendar? Or batch update your settings in Sapling? Do you have the 411 on Achieve Read and Practice?   Whether you know the tips and tricks or not,...
    Chelsea Simens
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  • Speaking and Writing—and Summer Break!

      In two days I will be in Vancouver for the meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing held at the University of British Columbia, where I taught from 1977 to 1987. What a treat ...
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  • Professional Development, Summer Style

    What are your scholarship and professional development plans for the summer? Like many colleagues, I relish the opportunity to focus on research projects, reading, and course development during the summer “downt...
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