From Faculty: Posts On Teaching & Learning

What initially brought you to WCC? Mary Branch brought me to WCC. She was on the board of Trustees and the President at the time had asked her to help with the new Residential Construction Department opening on Huron street in 2004. Mrs. Branch was part owner of Willow Building Company and had many years’ …

~ engaging education, changing lives ~  Warming Up Our Winter Winter is bad enough, why make it worse.  There’s a phenomenon that psychologists have noted called the “involuntary polar euphoria:” when everyone is in the same boat, we’re all here together, we all are as cold as anybody else, and . . . sudden happiness …

~ engaging education, changing lives ~  Writing an essay is not like preparing a McDonald’s hamburg, but it can provide a feast instead of just a quick meal   As I work with my college writing students, I have found it helpful to remind them of what Natalie Goldberg said about composing in her book, Writing Down the Bones: …

During the 2012-2013 school year, I was fortunate to be one of 12 mathematics teachers around the country to participate in Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC) grant program funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was an exciting opportunity to spend an entire year thinking about my teaching in a way I …

~ engaging education, changing lives  ~  On Course for a Sustainable World  “Would you mind if I left class early today?”  “I have to take my kids trick or treating Thursday night, will I miss anything important?”  “I left my lab book at home, can you give me a copy of today’s lab”?  Is it …