Stephen  Gabaldon

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Planning Lessons with Engagement | Origin: EC110 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Provide a safe environment to foster student curiosity and encourage student questions.  Also, develop a class culture that seeks to support failure as a means of learning and gaining a deeper...

The Psychology of Student Engagement | Origin: EC110 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Am I interested?  Can I do this?  Does it matter?  A new direction in how I design my lesson planning from now on.  Hopefully, this will engage a greater number of students, make...

Brain on, hands-on | New blog by Stephen Gabaldon

I generally try to identify a real-world event where the students will need to apply what they have learned in class in order to provide a needed service at the event.  This gives both the  ...

Career Management | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

It is important for the students to have the opportunity to explore a multitude of careers, even within the same industry.  They may find something that they truly enjoy, or happen to be good...

Professionalism/Work Ethic | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

It would be wise to teach the students that Professionalism doesn't just mean "I dressed up."  It also means keeping up to date on technical and job skills, good communication practices, and...

Leadership | Origin: EC116 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

So far I have learned about the importance of teaching leadership skills to students from the get-go, and not to delay this important aspect of career readiness.  I intend to apply it by...

Information Technology Application | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Technology within the classroom setting can take many forms, and it should be used in conjuction with the hard-skill curriculum.  The Instructor must also be familiar with the technology...

Teamwork/Collaboration | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

Clearly defining the role of each team member will greatly benefit the cohesion of the team.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving | Origin: EC115 | New comment by Stephen Gabaldon

It appears that employers value soft skills and critical thinking skills above some content skills.  Content skills can be refined by hands-on work, either on the classroom or on the job. ...