Category: Miscellaneous

St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s day is a global celebration. Everyone knows about wearing green and the big party that comes with St. Patrick’s on March 17th, but how much do you know about St. Patrick and his history in Ireland? Did you know that he wasn’t born in Ireland? Watch the 3 minute video below to find …

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Clean Up Your Weekly Modules

Saving your Icon

Does your weekly modules in Blackboard include pictures of file folders that you would like to get rid of? In today’s FLC I’m going to show you, step by step, how to remove those folders and add new “icons” to make your modules cleaner and easier for your students to navigate. (Tip: My recommendation is …

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Customer Service

A big part of service is individual accountability. Do you go above and beyond? In one of my all time favorite videos, James Lloyd tells a story of great customer service. I know the story is not in an education based environment, but the principles of customer service he describes here are universal to wherever …

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Five Strategies for Failure

In this video you will see how A. Michael Berman has come up with five strategies for guaranteed failure. 😅 Of course, doing the opposite will actually help with success!! Enjoy this humorous video, then see the steps below! #1. Set Clear Goals Setting clear goals is not easy, but it is an important first …

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E-Learning and Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us, and Thanksgiving for many means food!!  Here is how Justin Ferriman from the company LearnDash describes his Thanksgiving dinner. The Turkey – Everyone knows this is the reason why you sit at the table to eat. The turkey is the center of attention at the dinner table during Thanksgiving. It only …

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Racial Inequality

Here at UAS Sitka, we are in a continuing conversation about inclusion, colonization, and indigenous learning.   We’ve come a long way since 1908, but after a “Power and Privilege: Racial Equity Training” that happened this week in Sitka, I thought it would be good to take a few minutes to review a video that was …

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Election Day 2018

It’s election day today, November 6th, 2018, and because I’m sure you haven’t heard this enough, I thought I would give you one more reminder to get out and vote.   Voting is a right you have to help shape our future. Here is a brief history of voting  from Scholastic: —————————————————————————————————————————— 1788: The founding fathers …

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Intelligence – Is it the same for everyone?

Comic showing animals that need to take "climb that tree" exam

This week we are looking at intelligence.  How do we judge students, and if they are doing poorly in our classes do we look at them differently?  Do we label them as stupid?  It may be that the student is brilliant, but may be in the wrong field of study. In the following article we …

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Group Work!

Picture of Group around a table

Keep Reading!!! – I know…, all you have to do is say “group work” and you’ll see every student’s eyes glaze over, and you’ll hear a lot of moaning.  There are many reasons for this (and this is the short list): Floundering – Students think the work develops too slow, and they don’t know their …

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Did you hear about the banker who was recently arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter’s college education? As the policeman (who also had a daughter in college) was leading him away in handcuffs, he said to the banker, “I have just one question for you. Where were you going to get the …

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