Innovation Abstracts

Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

20 Mar, 2019

Why Ask “Why?”: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

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Volume XLI, No. 10 | March 21, 2019 Why Ask “Why?”: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines Introduction Critical thinking is valuable when preparing students for academic and economic advancement. Critical thinking is also valuable for intrinsic reasons as part of living a good life. Despite the fact that we are faculty members [...]

13 Mar, 2019

Scaffold, Reinforce, Imagine: Society Building in the World History Classroom

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Volume XLI, No. 9 | March 14, 2019 Scaffold, Reinforce, Imagine: Society Building in the World History Classroom Introduction I have been teaching World History I to community college students for seven years. During my fifth year, I grew tired of reading and grading essays and suspected that my students felt the [...]

6 Mar, 2019

Building Skills for Writing Anthropologically

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Volume XLI, No. 8 | March 7, 2019 Building Skills for Writing Anthropologically I teach an anthropology course that emphasizes intensive writing and cultural and global diversity through a series of progressively elevated anthropological writing experiences. I introduce students to anthropological writing through seven skills-building assignments followed by multimodal presentations and class [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Rules of Engagement

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Volume XLI, No. 7 | February 28, 2019 Rules of Engagement Helping students grasp the real-world stakes of a lesson is a struggle that many teachers face. As culinary instructors we try to simulate a live service, but demonstrating all the responsibilities of a chef, all the decisions that a chef needs [...]

20 Feb, 2019

Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I Woman” Speech and the Creation of Ethos

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Volume XLI, No. 6 | February 21, 2019 Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I Woman” Speech and the Creation of Ethos The lesson I discuss below addresses character creation, stereotypes, and credibility. In it I examine four versions of Sojourner Truth’s famous speech, commonly titled “Ain’t I a Woman.” I invite students to identify [...]

13 Feb, 2019

Ways to Encourage Student Participation in the Classroom

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Volume XLI, No. 5 | February 14, 2019 Ways to Encourage Student Participation in the Classroom Whether you are a seasoned instructor or one who recently started teaching, everyone at some time or another has faced a lack of student participation in the classroom. The sound of crickets, blank stares, eye contact [...]

6 Feb, 2019

CHEERS

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Volume XLI, No. 4 | February 7, 2019 CHEERS Every semester, I create a to-do list of a new teaching methods to try or previous teaching methods to put a twist on. In particular, I try to implement suggestions students offer for improving my classroom. My continued self-reflections on how to improve [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? A Forgotten Creative Reciprocity!

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Volume XLI, No. 2 | January 24, 2019 Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? A Forgotten Creative Reciprocity! The Academy of Arts and Sciences made the following statement in the Executive Summary of their 2013 The Heart of the Matter report: “Scientific advances have been critical to the extraordinary achievements of the [...]

16 Jan, 2019

Time to Reflect: Common Teaching Challenges and Solutions

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Volume XLI, No. 1 | January 17, 2019 Time to Reflect: Common Teaching Challenges and Solutions Because we are in the middle of the current academic year and on the precipice of the Spring 2019 semester, now is a perfect time to reflect on best teaching practices related to classroom management. Although [...]