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Muller, Eric – Physics Teacher, 2019
What do you get when you cross a rubber band with a photocopier? You get a whole series of physics lessons and some great images! It's easy to get this activity up and running, be amazed, and apply it to any number of scientific concepts. It lends itself to a whole host of investigations. This easy-to-do activity can also be aligned to NGSS…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Reprography
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Botzum, Krystalyn; Sparks, Kelly; Smothers, Moriah – Science and Children, 2019
While curriculum designed as project-based learning is not suitable for use with every science standard, this methodology can be used when teaching concepts that naturally contain some flexibility. With small adaptations, teachers can implement these practices into the classroom regardless of the grade level. This article provides a detailed…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Scientific Concepts
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Remijan, Kelly W. – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
Just as steam was found to be a source of power during the Industrial Revolution, increasing factory production and improving transportation, today STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) can be found to be a framework that empowers teachers, increases student engagement, and improves student understanding. Although a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Blair, Carrie A.; Shaver, Kelly G. – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivations are simple concepts that our students seem to quickly understand, yet few of our students grasp the complexity of sustaining intrinsic motivation. This exercise aims to help students better understand that complexity. Students are given a two-part scenario. In Part 1, the individual motives to innovate are…
Descriptors: Motivation, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Vignettes
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David, Jannifer G. – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Although U.S. corporations rely heavily on merit pay programs to distribute pay increases to their employees, many undergraduate students, even those who have held jobs, lack exposure to merit pay programs until they take their first human resource management course. The exercise gives students an opportunity to experience how organizations make…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Decision Making, Undergraduate Students, College Instruction
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Traditional linear careers are being phased out in many sectors, emphasizing the need for individuals to be competent managers of their careers. Students need to understand and acquire the variety of skills and qualities of highly employable people to secure their financial and professional futures. This exercise assists students in identifying…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Identity, Adjustment (to Environment)
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McCloskey, Donna; Crowne, Kerri Anne – Management Teaching Review, 2019
This article explains an activity that can be conducted to form teams in university business classes. It allows students to actively participate in the team selection process and learn valuable human resource management skills. Students are placed in the role of hiring managers. They have to identify the skills and characteristics needed to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Selection, Personnel Selection, Teamwork
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Holbrook, Robert L., Jr.; Chappell, David – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Motivation is a fundamental component in management and organizational behavior courses. At the same time, it can be a complicated topic for teaching and learning due to the number of popular models and theories. The activity described here is a simple and fast way to illustrate the components of two of the most important and practical motivation…
Descriptors: Motivation, Theories, Administrator Education, Class Activities
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Mullane, Kenneth – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Organizational behavior (OB) students often have difficulty understanding how individual-, group-, and organization-level OB concepts interact to influence employee behavior in the workplace. As a result, students may disengage from the class. Yet the simple prompt of asking students "How do you get promoted?" serves as an effective…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Class Activities, Behavior
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Chen, Huai-Yi; Wu, Chien-Ming; Lai, Chiung-Hui – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: Prior studies indicate that students experimenting with characterization of optical planar waveguides use expensive ready-made prism couplers without clear understanding about construction of the entire optical measurement system. This paper presents a cost-effective modified bright-mode prism coupler that helps students learn…
Descriptors: Optics, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Equipment
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Goins, Terilyn J. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: Gender Communication. Objectives: The aims of this activity are (1) to illustrate, through language, the ways in which names artificially polarize individuals, and (2) to demonstrate the power of words to frame reality and perspective.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Gender Bias, Naming, Class Activities
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Liu, Min; Henry, Dayna S. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Course: This activity is intended for a course on romantic relationships, communication between intimate partners, or a special topics class where partner communication about sex may be discussed. Objective: The objective is to provide students a non-threatening environment to articulate their conceptualization of sexual pleasure, and to practice…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Intimacy, Interpersonal Communication, Course Descriptions
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Nodulman, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Using the philosophy of mindfulness is an innovative way to teach about perception. By participating in a mindfulness awareness practice, engaging in an activity with all your senses and being in the moment without judgment, students learn about the concepts of perception and mindfulness; analyze their personal perception process before and after…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Metacognition, Interpersonal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Scharp, Kristina M.; Seiter, John S.; Curran, Timothy – Communication Teacher, 2019
People who receive supportive communication when they are distressed benefit from a series of advantageous outcomes. We designed the following activity based on the popular board game Apples to Apples to provide students with an experiential understanding of different types of social support--(1) emotional, (2) esteem, (3) network, (4)…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Self Esteem, Emotional Response, Networks
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Turner, Karen M.; Sweet, Elizabeth L.; Fornaro, Elisabeth – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: News Reporting, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Introduction to Communication, Intercultural and Interracial Communication, Business Communication, and Hybrid Public Speaking. Objectives: This module facilitates a process for students to interrogate how they relate to the public and to understand the profound…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Race, Ethnic Diversity, Public Policy
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