IMPACT Student Study Skills 

Dr. Sarah Grison is an associate professor of psychology at Parkland College and the coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is a coauthor of the introductory psychology textbook Psychology in Your Life, which was recently published in its Fourth Edition. This article was adapted from a virtual workshop, and the …

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On Not Returning to School After Thirty-Five Years in the Classroom: What Did the Teacher Learn After All That Time in the Classroom?

Jim Burke, a former English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, taught for over thirty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service Award from …

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Social Studies: Four Big Questions to Connect Then and Now

This post is adapted from a chapter in Laurel Schmidt’s book Social Studies That Sticks: How to Bring Content and Concepts to Life. Laurel Schmidt is also the author of Classroom Confidential: The 12 Secrets of Great Teachers, Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators, and Seven Times Smarter: How to Develop the Seven Intelligences in …

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Building Community in the New School Year

Suzanne Caines has been teaching high school English in public school settings in New Jersey for thirty-four years. She grew up on the West Coast, graduated from the University of Oregon, and later earned a master’s degree at Montclair State University, where she wrote her graduate thesis on using mindfulness and meditation to improve learning conditions …

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Overcoming Obstacles: How to Help Incoming Freshmen Transition into Sophisticated Learners

Dr. Ron Elizaga is a social psychologist and professor in the Psychology and Education Department at Columbus State Community College, where he teaches Intro to Psychology, Social Psychology, and Personality Psychology. He is a winner of the CSCC Distinguished Teaching Award, is a co-founder of the Generation One Trailblazers first-generation student resource group, and maintains …

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Bringing a Deeper Engagement with Race to the Study of American Politics

Megan Ming Francis is the G. Alan and Barbara Delsman Associate Professor of Political Science and an associate professor of law, societies, and justice at the University of Washington. During the 2021–22 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and a Racial Justice Fellow …

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Best Practices for Teaching and Improving Success Rates in Developmental English Writing Courses

John Hansen received a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MA in English literature from Oklahoma State University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Summerset Review, One Sentence Poems, The Dillydoun Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Eunoia Review, Litro Magazine, Wild Roof Journal, The Banyan Review, Drunk Monkeys, and elsewhere. He has presented on a variety of topics …

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Seeing the Big Picture of Climate Emergency on Earth Day

De-nin D. Lee is an Associate Professor of Art History in the department of visual & media arts at Emerson College in Boston. She is a co-author of Thames & Hudson’s art history survey text, The History of Art: A Global View, and the forthcoming Asian art history text, The History of Asian Art: A Global View. …

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Show Your Work: Using Reading Annotations to Activate Students’ Engagement, Curiosity and Growth in First-Year Writing

Amara Hand is an instructor of first-year writing and a writing center consultant for historically Black universities. She received her B.A. in English from Norfolk State University and her master’s in rhetoric and writing from Monmouth University. Amara began teaching as an adjunct at her undergraduate alma mater in 2016 and became qualified for online …

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Four Essential Criteria for an Effective Online Course

In 2012, Michael Bell joined Norton, where he established and now leads the Customer Success Department. His team is responsible for implementation and course design support for our products, including building content into LMSs like Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L. He is certified by the Online Learning Consortium in online course design. Michael BellImage Credit: Michael …

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