Reflection on Cosh (1998) – Adams Academy

This article has blown my mind. In most instances, peer observation is used as an evaluative tool, which puts power and judgement in the hands of colleagues. In some situations, this can work well. In some, it just becomes a collective way for faculty to give (perhaps unworthy) praise of each other, and in some, it is detrimental to collegiality and function of a department or unit.

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Peer Observations – Adams Academy

This month in Adams Academy we are chatting about peer observations of teaching practices. This topic is quite relevant for me because we are having similar discussions in another faculty group with which I am involved.My college has established recommendations for...

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Student Motivation – Adams Academy

For our October meeting, we read Svinicki, Marilla D. "Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning." Accounting Education News 33.3 (2005): 7-10. This article first discussed different types of student motivation. First (and the most welcomed by faculty) is...

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Digital Portfolio – Adams Academy

As part of the Walter & Pauline Adams Academy of Instructional Excellence and Innovation, we will be curating our digital teaching portfolio. Some folks will be starting from scratch, creating a website for the first time. Others, like yours truly, already manage...

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Adams Academy

I have been selected as a member of the Walter & Pauline Adams Academy of Instructional Excellence and Innovation at MSU. The program consists of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and academic staff who meet once a month to explore literature on teaching and...

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Spelling Game – 9/29

First grade week 4 spelling test. Sounds are giving me trouble. Although mobile Chrome and Safari are supposed to allow user interactions (like pushing a button) to play a sound, I have only successfully gotten sound to work on Firefox on our phones. View the full...

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Spelling Game – 9/22

First grade week 3 spelling test. View the full word bank Images were downloaded from either the Noun Project or Open Clipart. The following images were downloaded from the Noun Project: catch by Bart Laubsch Fire by Aleksandr Vector Frog by Saeful Muslim...

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