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Lesson Planning


March 19, 2012 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Instructors work hard at preparation prior to class and this effort pays off with enhanced student engagement and learning.  Often though in the process of this planning instructors focus more on... >>>

Service Learning as a Teaching Tool


January 23, 2012 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Many career colleges are making service learning a part of their curriculum.  Service learning is not new but it still is not known by a lot of colleges and students.  Service learning is... >>>

Guest Speakers as Motivators


November 21, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Guest speakers and field trips have been a part of instruction since the beginning of time.  In a previous blog I covered benefits of using field trips to reinforce what is being taught and in... >>>

Use Role Playing as a Teaching Tool


November 7, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Role playing can be a valuable teaching resource for you to use with your students because are going to need to know how to fulfill the role of the career professional they are training to be. ... >>>

Create a Check List


October 24, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Check lists are used in all areas of our lives, be they on paper or on an electronic device.  With all the pressures and challenges of being an educator it is easy to overlook an important... >>>

Using Teams as Learning Tools


October 10, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Many instructors put students into groups to work on projects, discuss topics and get to know each other better.  All of these outcomes are good but in order for teams to really be effective the... >>>

Handwriting as a Learning Tool


October 3, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

A recent study completed by Dr. Karin James, assistant professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University revealed the followed advantages of developing good... >>>

Field Trips Seal the Deal


September 19, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Remember your elementary school days when you were so excited when the teacher announced that you all would be going on a field trip the next day.  She or he share where the class was going to go... >>>

Blending Generations


September 12, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

In today's career college classroom it is not uncommon to have a range of students in ages from 18 to 80 or beyond.  This wide range of ages can present a challenge in terms of trying to relate... >>>

Fear of Failure


August 29, 2011 by Dr. Gary Meers  

Students, no matter their backgrounds, age or experiences are nervous the first time the class meets and for many of them they have a fear of failure.  When they enter a new class they want to... >>>

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