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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Memory Takes Work: Lehman’s New Faculty Seminars

Discoveries in our first three weeks of the new faculty seminar: 1. Faculty members are no more likely to do the assigned reading than are students. 2. Faculty members don’t take seminar notes unless they’re asked and reminded.  3. Faculty … Continue reading

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Social Is as Social Does: Lehman’s Second Year Faculty Workshops

Often, when I mention working with social media to my colleagues, the y respond with an uneasy blend of curiosity and anxiety. There is a fear of culture shock (What new norms will challenge me? Can I learn the language? … Continue reading

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Liking Follows Learning: Lehman’s New Faculty Seminar

Maybe it’s the wrong question, Dan. Why don’t students like school? “Like” may not be the word we want to use. In our new faculty seminar this week, we discussed replacing our assumptions that people do and don’t like learning … Continue reading

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A little Monday morning social media quarterbacking…

A few bits of information about social media and the ‘big game’ yesterday to smile through Monday…Twitter reported today that in the final (exciting) 3 minutes of Sunday night’s 2012 Super Bowl game, there were an astonishing 10,000 tweets per second! … Continue reading

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CUNY Commons, Now What?

When people first join the Commons they frequently ask me, now what? With the wealth of opportunities to learn and exchange with like minded colleagues, its understandable to feel overwhelmed… For starters, take a look at the slideshow on the … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Students Like School? Lehman’s New Faculty Seminar

10 of Lehman’s new faculty members met yesterday to begin a semester-long exploration of Daniel T. Willingham’s book, Why Don’t Students Like School? in connection with their own teaching and learning practices. Partnered with a Google site to facilitate a … Continue reading

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