Back in 2007 when I was a student here at NWTC, I took the Race & Ethnic Diversity class. It was an eye-opener to me then, because didn’t know the extent of bias that we all possess, nor the widespread effects of
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When I was first hired to teach, I thought I could easily produce great lectures, the kind we see on Ted Talks. I had pictures, graphs, nicely formatted text, important content highlighted, animations, the works. My lectures were even enthusiastically delivered. Unfortunately, some students were not as engaged as I was expecting and several students were nodding off. What was I doing wrong and just how was I to keep my students engaged?
It’s not necessarily the content of the lecture or even its delivery that keeps students engaged, but activity…