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Whalen, D. Joel, Ed. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2017
This article, the second of a two-part series, presents 12 assignments designed to help students increase their online communication skills, conduct professional conferences, use advanced presentation software, develop problem-solving and critical thinking, gain greater awareness of gender effects in communication, and perform community service.…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Flores Carmona, Judith – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
I am an assistant professor at New Mexico State University; however, the path to getting to this position has been about crossing borders, about learning in and from the borderlands. The borderlands that my body has had to cross, physically and figuratively, have left many "heridas abiertas" (open wounds) but have also provided me with…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Epistemology, Stranger Reactions
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Heard, Georgia – Voices from the Middle, 2009
Georgia Heard spent a week with students in New Mexico, encouraging their search for "self-portrait poetry"--poetry in which they saw themselves. She witnessed courage, pain, tragedy, and hope in the choices and writing of those struggling students, and came to learn that at least one among them had found a life-changing outlet.…
Descriptors: Pain, Poetry, Self Disclosure (Individuals), At Risk Students
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Holden, Christopher – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Experiments in the use of augmented reality games formerly required extensive material resources and expertise to implement above and beyond what might be possible within the usual educational contexts. Currently, the more common availability of hardware in these contexts and the existence of easy-to-use, general purpose augmented reality design…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Computers, Computer Software
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Davila, Bethany; Elder, Cristyn L. – Composition Studies, 2017
In the course overview, the authors state that this course prepares those who enroll to teach Stretch and Studio Composition at the University of New Mexico by introducing relevant theory and pedagogy in the areas of basic writing, multilingual writing, metacognition, and reading instruction. While the English 537: Teaching Composition Practicum…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Szasz, Maria – Honors in Practice, 2017
Since spring 2012, the author has taught a 300-level Theatre and Human Rights class in the University of New Mexico Honors College. One of the centerpieces of honors education is careful research and thorough analysis of what is taught and why it is taught. In creating the honors class Theatre and Human Rights, the author explored how she would…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Honors Curriculum, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods
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Elliott, Robert W.; Oliver, Diane E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Using a mixed methods, multilevel research design, this pilot inquiry explored the relationship between college faculty professional development and the academic achievement of diverse students by coupling two separate links: (a) the effects that professional development activities have on improving teaching strategies, and (b) the effects these…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Vitali, Frances – Global Education Review, 2016
Undergraduate teacher education program students have the opportunity to work with diverse student populations in a local school district in the Four Corners Area in the Northwest part of New Mexico. The family oral history practicum is a way to connect theory and practice while recognizing the issue that language is not a neutral landscape. What…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education, Oral History, Practicums
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Barberà, Elena; Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Open Learning, 2016
This study examines success factors in online learning from the instructors' perspective. Academic success comprises not only student satisfaction and good grades, but also perception of learning and knowledge transfer. A systemic model of inputs-process-outputs of learning was used. A total of 322 online teachers from four different universities…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Academic Achievement, Open Universities
DeGroot, Joanna – Teaching Music, 2009
According to Jason Paulk, director of choral activities at Eastern New Mexico University, progress is made during those in-between times and that progress magnifies with efficient time spent alone. Paulk is a firm believer in the importance of singers organizing their practice sessions, and he details some effective organization methods, including…
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Singing, Music Education, Goal Orientation
Zolbrod, Paul G. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author has been teaching at the Navajo Nation's Dine College for 22 years--five at one of two main campuses and 17 at a remote branch campus in Crownpoint, New Mexico, where he went following his retirement after 30 years as an English professor at Allegheny College. Throughout his academic career, he has made a point of teaching beginning…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Oral Tradition, Navajo, Navajo (Nation)
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Perez, Aaron M.; McShannon, Judy; Hynes, Pat – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Community college administrators look for strategies to help students. GRASP (Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students Program) is a semester-long faculty development program that coaches community college instructors about simple, effective teaching strategies that promote student academic achievement. GRASP is founded on the belief that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development
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Hartwick, James M. M.; Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2012
Last summer, California and Massachusetts became the sixth and seventh states--along with Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland--to send a resolution to the U.S. Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to (1) end the court's extension of personhood rights to corporations, and (2) enable the government to definitively…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Constitutional Law, Policy Analysis
Donahue, Maria Magdalena Sandoval – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The timing and processes of development of the high topography and high relief of the southern Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico has been controversial for over a hundred years. This study applies several different methodologies towards understanding the timing and relative importance of the events that uplifted and shaped the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Earth Science
Principal Leadership, 2013
The value that Native American nations place on deliberative experiential learning and oral reflection often is opposed to traditional practices in US schools. The inherent differences between those cultural approaches to learning have contributed to the large achievement gap between Native American schools and traditional public schools. In 2006…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Experiential Learning, Oral Tradition
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