It’s the first day of classes and this seems appropriate. The first part of succeeding is showing up… messy hair and all.
If you want to be energized, watch this performance of Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from 1851, by Alfre Woodard. I take great pride in the fact that I teach at a school founded in the same year, founded to provide women an education because The University of Missouri didn’t allow them to study there. Indeed to teach at a place created for all the ‘Ain’t I a Women’ is something very, very good.
Forbes magazine’s Halah Touryalai reports that one-third of millennials regret going to college. Is higher education falling down the ivory tower?
As a part of the 2013 Instructional Technology Immersion Seminar several faculty members are learning new ways to incorporate technology into our classrooms. More importantly, I’m realizing all of the ways in which these technologies can help you, the student, too. Being able to include as many technologies into your resume as possible can help you seperate yourself from your peer pack. Here’s a simple example of how you can use SlideRocket from Google.
Today, my sabbatical began. Well, I guess, technically it didn’t because my sabbatical is for the fall semester making today the first day of summer break. Does it really matter? To me, no. Perhaps to you it does… whoever ‘you’ are. 🙂 I came downstairs after pulling myself away from the wonderful “The Orchardist,” and saw this rose. For a hundred years at Columbia College, students have been participating in the graduation tradition known as Ivy Chain. At this beautiful ceremony, students can give a rose to those people who have helped them succeed at the College. Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving one from Presidential Award winner Kaitlyn Cavanah, a 4.0 graduate in Accounting. What a force of nature she is and what a pleasure it has been to know her over the last four years.