Category Archives: Teaching

The Time to Change Education is Now . . .

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULIN Technology is rapidly creating a new world. But we must teach the next generation to “live smart.” We all love technology. We all come to depend on technology. And we all want to have the latest technologies. … Continue reading

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Changing Teacher Education Changes Everything

By MARK SONNEMAN I have been threatening to write something on this topic for some time, and a timely snow day have given me the opportunity to get a solid start on things. If you have read anything I have … Continue reading

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Students Applying Economics Through Campus Place-Based Learning

By MATTHEW METZGAR Introduction Place-based learning is a pedagogy where the local community and built environment are used as vehicles for learning. In previous semesters, the author has utilized place-based learning by connecting business and economics students with local businesses. … Continue reading

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A “Letter” to “Millennials”

By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN In my various “gigs,” I am involved in a lot of hiring decisions. At the university, at the large multinational where I also work, and at my wife’s restaurant. And like many employers, we look to … Continue reading

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Community Outreach in Texas: Students Apply Their Skills in the Real World

By KELLI NEUMAN and AUSTIN LARGE Picture a group of students storming a council meeting, except they aren’t there to protest — they’re there to run the meeting. One student, witnessing the needs of the elderly and handicapped in her community, creates … Continue reading

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The Art of “Reinventing Yourself” In an Automated World!

Why Everyone Must Master this Skill By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash Last week, I wrote about the importance of “self-learning.” I identified six elements — what I call the “6Cs” of the cycle of self-learning — that are necessary to achieve … Continue reading

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The Table of Knowledge: A Place for Empowerment

By DR. JILL M. KLEFSTAD The success and sustainability of our work as educators includes finding ways to connect and work together. Higher education typically consists of silos housed within departments, colleges, and schools, across the campus. Although encouraged to … Continue reading

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Education is the Key to a Better Future, But…

“We Must TEACH Them How to LEARN!” By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Becoming a better writer is a never-ending process of self- learning and discovery. I started to write a piece per week more than a year … Continue reading

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The Blame Game and Lousy Learning Outcomes for Our Students

By BOB SORNSON Can we find someone to blame for the sorry state of public education in America? For years we have played the Blame Game, looking for someone to blame for our lousy state and national educational performance. During … Continue reading

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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … Continue reading

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