Ann M. Pearson discusses the benefit of students enrolled in dual-credit courses. … More The Big Deal about Dual Credit
Creating opportunities for faculty to come together to discuss classroom patterns, trends, ideas, and concerns without fear of judgment, reprisal, or ridicule. Augmenting conferences and guest speakers with ongoing faculty-driven professional development is a recipe for success. … More Faculty-driven Professional Development
Allowing all students—regardless of generation or their supposed personality traits—to contribute their strengths to a group setting benefits everyone in the class and prepares them for an increasingly diverse future better than any exam can. If one student excels in organizing ideas but another is better at creating a persuasive display of those ideas, they can both learn from each other and grow. … More Generational Differences: Do They Matter?
Service-learning is one of the best ways for students to increase grades, persistence and understanding. … More Service Learning Demystified
Faculty can assume leadership positions in the college to ensure student success. … More Faculty Leadership Opportunities
By Ann M. Pearson Interestingly, I thought, just as I was about to sketch out some notes for this blog entry about critical thinking, the Pavlovian bell chimed on my email, to which I obediently directed my attention, and the message was asking me to take a quiz on Critical Thinking. Ooh—how convenient, my procrastinating … More Critical Thinking: This One’s Tricky
By Ann M. Pearson At San Jacinto College, we’re very good at celebrating our victories, including high rankings in lists for graduating minorities and veterans as well as our status as a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize. We often commemorate, congratulate, analyze, and pause for a moment to reflect on what we’ve … More When Textbooks Become a Luxury
Incorporate increasing numbers of adjuncts into the culture of the institution and inviting these dynamic and dedicated faculty to share in the enthusiasm of all-inclusive student success. … More Pulling Adjuncts into Student Success Initiatives
By Renee Wright As faculty, we all strive for opportunities for students to use what they learn and discover in our classes in real-world situations. Recently, I stumbled on such an opportunity as my students completed an essay assignment establishing criteria for student success. While researching the topic, someone came across an article from 2015, … More Creating Real-World Learning Opportunities
Educator Ann M. Pearson discusses big data, information overload and attention focus challenging faculty today. … More Is Too Much News Good News?