Arna G Smith

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Use Mini-Lessons | New comment by Arna G Smith

I use the concept of mini-lessons in my English Composition course.  Each class session is started with a writing prompt.  The goal here is to get them in the habit of using and becoming...

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Learning Styles Myth | New comment by Arna G Smith

I don't think that learning styles are myths.  They are quite effective, especially when integrated with an understanding of multiple intelligences.  I like learning about ideas, the hist...

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From Lesson Plan to Action Plans | New blog by Arna G Smith

I think that this is where the challenge exists for many teachers, especially those of us who have transitioned from a corporate arena.  Teaching in a career college takes some getting used to as...

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Keeping students motivated is key. | New comment by Arna G Smith

I teach the same course in the morning and at night.  Students come to class directly from work to both courses.  I find that giving students choices in activities helps keep them focused...

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Motivation | New blog by Arna G Smith

I tend to use a lot of repetition in the presentation of the material presented in the courses I teach.  To prevent my students from becoming bored from grappling material the same way day in and...

Learning Styles | New discussion by Arna G Smith

The challenge is to put good ieas into practice because in the educational environment good ideas complete with each other, even conflicting with existing proedures at times.  when I studies this...

Active Learning / Benefits of Using a Group Dynamics Approach and Flexible Seating Arrangements | New file by Arna G Smith

I accomplish the encouragement of active learning into my courses by exploring and experimenting with flexible seatng arrangements and rotating group members.  In these sitautions, my role as the...

seating | New comment by Arna G Smith

Having the ability of varing seating arrangements is a good approach to encouraging interaction.  I also pair or group students up differently  from time to some.  It is interesting to...

ED104 Training | New comment by Arna G Smith

Greetings!

I can certainly identify with the point you have made here, Jianxun.  When an instructor transitions into teaching from a corporate background, it is useful to have a presen...

Presentations / Apps | New blog by Arna G Smith

I plan to incorporate the new presentations mentioned in the training as well as conduct an apps search in my course just after the mid-tems.  I feel that this will make the studentsmore comforta...