February kicked off with a weekend art sale in Setauket, Long Island to raise funds for the final reconstruction stages of Chermaitre’s new kindergarten and community center. Our partnership with the St.
This post is a shameless repeat from last semester updated just a bit. In part, it’s because this is what I’m thinking about doing in class this week and in part because I am too overloaded to come up with a fresh idea! Look for a new post from me next week!
Most Colleges and Universities have their faculty members hand out some kind of course evaluation form at the end of the term in order to get student feedback about the class they just took and the professor’s teaching of that course. The feedback, often a combination of written comments and numerical scores, becomes part of the faculty member’s teaching record.
How do you picture yourself when you are teaching?
I see myself talking, explaining, pointing, moving around the classroom.
I see myself standing at the front of the room, or standing by groups of students, or sitting amongst them, but talking, explaining, teaching.
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I’m not sure what (or if) students think about their own learning process. From my observations of college students over the past twenty years or so, they seem so focused on the grades they will receive or the credentials they need to acquire for their “next step” after college, that I’m not sure they stop too often to think about their own learning process. Sure, the students are also interested in learning something new, but that seems to take a mental back seat to the grade as the semester progresses.
Below, an update from VHP president Tamsin Chen about our organization’s most recent trip to Haiti, undertaken by Andrew and Lily Meade.
“What a start to 2014!
In January, Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) Co-Chair Andrew Meade, and his daughter, Lily Meade, met with our partners in Haiti to continue to strengthen our relationship with the village of Chermaitre.