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The First Day

101 Things the First Three WeeksWays to create the best learning environment.
The First Day of ClassNine tasks for getting a class off on the right foot.
The Most Important Day: Starting WellThe first day of class is a very important time
10 Things to Make the First Day a SuccessTen Things to Make the First Day (and the Rest) of the Semeter Successful .
Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, & DeinhibitizersCreate a positive group atmosphere and help students to relax.
Index of Icebreakers, Games and ActivitiesSeveral tested, high quality icebreakers, games, and team building activities..
Icebreakers and Group GamesFun group games and ice breakers useful for classrooms
Learn the Students’ NamesHow to learn names and faces quickly.
Learning Students’ Names QuicklyLearning and remembering everyone’s name is a sign of respect.
Student Attitudes toward College CoursesAn Examination of Influences and Intentions

Preparing A Course Syllabus

Free Printable WorksheetsDownload free worksheets to use on your lessons
Designing a Learning-Centered SyllabusYour syllabus is important.
Syllabus Example — ClassroomA sample syllabus for an occupational course.
Syllabus Example — InternetSample syllabus for an occupational course on the Internet.
Syllabus Suggested FormAn outline of a syllabus that covers all bases.
Syllabus ChecklistCreating a course syllabus including a checklist.
Writing Performance ObjectivesThe best-known component of the instructional design model.
Death to the Syllabus!It is time to declare war on the trditional course syllabus.
What Does Your Syllabus Say About You and Your Course?Our syllabi merit a critical review on a regular basis.
Writing a SyllabusMore about what should be included.

Preparing A Lesson Plan

Lesson Planning ProceduresLesson planning for effective teaching.
Sample Lesson Plan TemplatesA simple fill-in-the-blank form.

Teaching Techniques

7 Principles of Good PracticeEssentials of effective teaching and learning.
Common Teaching MethodsAn effective instructor normally uses more than one method.
Using Visual AidsThere are effective and ineffective ways to use visual aids in presentations.
Ideas to Encouraging Student RetentionElements directly related to the affective domain of student growth.
Enhancing your teachingDifferent ways you can collect feedback on your teaching.
Evaluate Your Own TeachingReasons, guidelines, and resources.
Faculty Focus – Part 1Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, Part 1
Faculty Focus – Part 2Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, Part 2
How Do You Play.NetInstructions to educational games and activities
The Flipped ClassroomThe core idea is to flip the common instructional approach.
Effective Grading PracticesThe difference between failure and the honor roll often depends on the grading policies of the teacher.
A Dozen Teaching Tips for Diverse ClassroomsCommunity college studens face a particular set of challenges.
10 Rules of Teaching in this CenturyHigher ed no longer has a corner on knowledge-making and distribution.

Course Design

Designing a college curriculumThe curriculum is the heart of a student’s college experience.
Designing Effective and Innovative CoursesEffective strategies for designing or redesigning a course.
Fink’s Five PrinciplesFive concise principles of good course design.
Preparing or Revising a CourseStrategies, recommendations, and more.
Thinking DevelopmentallyDesigning Courses with a Progression of Learning Experiences.

Professional Ethics For Teachers

UHCC Statement on Professional Ethics (Faculty)Academic integrity is essential to the mission of the UHCC System.
Center for Academic IntegrityForum to identify, affirm, and promote academic integrity.
Center for the Study of EthicsPromote the study of interdisciplinary ethics.
Code of EthicsNew York State Code of Ethics for Educators.
Professional Ethics In TeachingThe training and development challenge.

Communication – Millennial Students

Cross Culture CommunicationCollaborative Efforts a Must!
The Importance of CommunicationHumans have incredibly advanced methods of communication.
Do’s and Don’ts of Inclusive LanguageAvoid creating and perpetuating negative stereotypes.
Teaching the Millennial GenerationGen Y’s are much decried by those with greyer hair.
Boomers, Gen-Xers & MillennialsUnderstand the NEW students.
Understanding Non Verbal Communication CuesPeople can say a lot without every opening their mouths.
Top 10 Nonverbal Communication TipsImprove Your Nonverbal Communication Skills With These Tips.

Plagiarism, Academic Integrity And Illegal Downloading

Academic DishonestyCheating and plagiarism from the HCC Student Conduct Code.
The International Center for Academic IntegrityProvides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity.
UC San Diego Academic Integrity OfficeGoal is to create a culture of academic integrity on campus and reduce student cheating.
The Ultimate Plagiarism ResourceThis comprehensive resource will tell you everything you need to know about plagiarism.
Plagiarism Issues PatchworkA “Web Scrapbook” on Sticky Plagiarism Issues.
Defining and Avoiding PlagiarismThe Writing Progam Administrators Statement of best ractices.
Plagarism CheckerThe most accurate plagiarism checking service.
Plagiarism.orgWebsite to help educators develop a sense of what plagiarism means.
Plagiarism via Cyber SafetyPlagiarizing is a very serious situation.
Avoiding PlagiarismResource offering advice on how to avoid plagiarism.
Detecting PlagiarismHow to use Google and other Web resources to detect plagiarism.
More Detecting PlagiarismUsing AltaVista and AllTheWeb to detect plagiarism.
Even More Detecting PlagiarismAdditional software for detecting plagiarism.
PlagSpotterRevolutionary, online, duplicate content checker.
A Lesson in Academic IntegrityStudents feel the injustice of plagiarism.
Avoid Illegal Downloading, File Sharing, and Unknown UploadsSome programs may put your system and your campus network at risk.
Universities Crack Down on Illegal DownloadsCollege students remain a very significant part of the illegal downloading problem.
Legal Sources of Downloading Online ContentThe HiEd Opportunity Act requires legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading.

Critical Thinking

The Critical Thinking CommunityCultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.
Professional Development Module on Critical ThinkingA series of annotated web sites for educators interested in critical thinking.
Critical Thinking on the Web.A directory of quality online resources. thinking is reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do.
An Introduction to Critical ThinkingCritical thinking is an important and vital topic in modern education.
What is Critical Thinking?Critical thinking includes a complex combination of skills..
The Elements of Critical ThinkingThere are two essential dimensions of thinking that students need to master.

Using Questions Effectively In Teaching

Answering and Asking QuestionsTypes and examples for different responses.
Effective Techniques of QuestioningThe importance of teaching students to think critically and creatively.
Socratic QuestioningChallenge accuracy and completeness of thinking.
Five basic types of questionsAsking questions is one of the basic skills of good teaching.
Model Questions and Key WordsBased on Bloom’s taxonomy.
Questioning Skills to Engage StudentsIn addition to the intent of the question, the question itself matters.
Three Types of Questions to Build ComprehensionTo help students monitor their comprehension.
Writing Objectives Using Bloom’s TaxonomyBloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains.

Information For Students

Accredited Online SchoolsEverything you need to know about college accreditation.
Art Career ProjectHelping prepare you for a career in art.
Associate DegreesThe Best Associate’s Degrees Online
Career KokuaThe Hawaii Career Information Delivery System.
CNA Career AgencyInfo you’ll need about CNA responsibilities, classes, and the regulations.
CNA ClassesYour Source to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
CNA ClassesCentral.comFind CNA classes online state by state and start your education today.
CNA Classes Online and CNA Career CenterWe have everything you need as you begin your career as a CNA.
CNA JournalYour premier online authority for the CNA program.
CollegeClasses.comFind an online school that fits your career goals.
College GrantsSome ways that you can pay for school.
College ScholarshipsFind free financial aid.
College Scholarships and moreCollege Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees .
Education Answer CenterResource for students interested in going back to school.
Education EncyclopediaResource for students in an education program.
EMT TrainingAre you interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician?
Find CNA ClassesHelping you find CNA classes.
Free Math ResourcesA Comprehensive List Of Free Mathematic Resources
General Mathematics and Teaching ResourcesA compilation of resources for math professionals and teachers.
Grammar CheckEnter the words you want to check
GrammarBaseInstant Grammar Checker
Grammarly Grammar CheckerAutomated proofreader and your personal grammar coach.
HCC Resources for StudentsResource for students as provided by HCC.
Helping Students Gain Better Study HabitsSeveral techniques you can use to improve your study habits.
Improving Memory RetentionThere are different types of memory that retain information in different ways.
Khan AcademyTheir goal is to change education for the better.
LPN ProgramsFind the LPN program that’s right for you.
Medical Assistant TrainingFind out if being a medical assistant is right for you
Note Taking Tips for StudentsNote Taking & Recording Keeping Tips for Students
Nurses Without BordersOne of the most robust and useful nursing career resources on the internet.
Online Degrees and moreOnline Degrees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships.
Online EducationFind the right college – your online education starts here!.
Online Medical Assistant SchoolsWant to become a medical assistant? This site will help.
Online Quiz and Test Taking StrategiesTest taking has become an increasingly valuable skill.
Scholar AdvisorEducational portal developed for students by students.
ScholarshiplandWin the perfect scholarship with this website.
ScholarshipLinkEducational search website to help you find degree programs with scholarships.
Seek Learning – Online CoursesStudy online for ultimate flexibility.
Skilled Up – OpenU850+ Free Courses and Resources
Student LoansYour Guide to borrowing for your education.
Student Tools and ResourcesA collection of helpful student resources.
Study Skills for CollegeTechniques that will help you study better in college.
Ten Effective Study HabitsThe key to effective studying is to study smarter.
Ten Influential Sociologists of the 20th CenturySociology, the scientific study of human social behavior, is a relatively new discipline.
Teachigo.comFree service to find tutors and tutor jobs.
The Secrets to Study SuccessTrue study secrets needed to succeed in your college/university studies.
Time ManagementDeveloping time management skills is a journey.
Tips on How to Select the Right CollegeIt is important to plan ahead and prepare for your college selection.
phlebotomistsHelpful resource for students who might be interested in becoming phlebotomists.
Affordable CollegesFree higher education tools for current and future college students.
Online College DatabaseNo-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Hawaii.
The Art Career ProjectA complete resource for artist career education.


HCC Assessment WebsiteInformation on HCC assessment endeavors.
Classroom Assessment TechniquesTechniques for better teaching and learning.
Assessment is More than Keeping ScoreMoving from inquiry, through interpretatin, to action.
Test Item Bias ReviewWhen decisions are made based on test scores, it is critical to avoid bias.
Assessment Using Knowledge SurveysCan serve as both formative and summative assessment tools
Portfolio AssessmentUsing a collection of student work representing a selection of performance.
Student PassportsA formal document presenting student mastery of skills.
A Mid-Semester SurveyUse this simple survey to get feedback from your students.
RubricsA scoring guide used in subjective assessments.

Getting Organized As A Teacher

Tips for Getting OrganizedTips from fellow teachers to help you get organized.
How to Be an Organized TeacherThere is no better time saver than being organized.
Getting OrganizedOrganized teachers find that getting their work completed becomes much easier.
15 Ways for Teachers to Get OrganizedPlan and develop a system of organization.

Human Development

The Developmental Stages of Erik EriksonDevelopmental stages infant through older adult.
Malcom Knowles and Adult LearningInformal adult education, self-direction and andragogy
Maslow’s Hierarchy of NeedsHis now famous hierarchy of needs.
Piaget’s Cognitive StagesFrom “sensorimotor” to abstract reasoning.
Perry on Cognitive DevelopmentIntellectual, psychosocial and moral development in College.

How People Learn

30 Things We Know for Sure About Adult Learning30 Cornerstone Things to Know.
Achieving Success with Adult LearnersAs more mature adults pursue career changes, educators must be ready!
Adult Learning – Historical Roots of Adult Learning PrinciplesThe differences between adult and child learners.
Active Learning HandbookStudents learn more in an active learning environment.
The Keirsey TestsOnline temperament and character questionnaires.
Learning DomainsThe Three Types of Learning
Theories of LearningIndex of learning theories and models.
Principles of Adult LearningMaximize Training Effectiveness with Adult Learners.
Learning Style InventoryUnderstand how you prefer to learn and process information.

Paying Attention To Core Academic And Workplace Skills

Core AbilitiesSeven core abilities in the national limelight.
SCANS SkillsPopular SCANS Report: workplace skills.
Workplace Habits Rating ScaleModel ABRP scale adaptable to other disciplines.

Motivating Students

General Principles of MotivationMore than instructor excitement or prodding.
How Do I Motivate My Students?Motivating students is one of the greatest challenges instructors face.
Motivating IT Workers – Geeks love problems, so give them some.You can create conditions where people are likely to find their own motivation.
Motivating the UnmotivatedOver the years, I’ve watched them collapse…
Dealing with Disengaged StudentsDealing with the top three teacher nightmares.
Empowering StudentsStrategies for empowering self-directed learning.

Dealing With Difficult Behaviors

Challenging Behavior in the ClassroomResponding to Challenging Behaviors
The Teacher’s Guide to Classroom ManagementStrategies that work
Understanding Challenging BehaviorA concern to educators at every level.
Get A Handle on BehaviorThere is always a purpose to student misbehavior.
Classroom Management StrategiesIdeas from other teachers on how to manage your toughest behavior challenges.
7 Tips on Handling Classroom DistractionsUse these tips to stay on top of classroom distractions and disruptions.
Conflict Resolution StylesThe Five Styles of Conflict Resolution
HCC Student Conduct CodeDisruptive students are subject to a variety of academically related penalties.

Dealing With Stress

101 Ways to Cope With Stress101 simple, easy-to-use ideas.
Stress and AnxietyEveryone feels stress from time to time.
The Stress Management SocietyPromote a sense of wellbeing in your life.
Understanding StressSymptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects
Top 10 Stress BustersStudents face multiple and challenging stressors.

Feel Good About Teaching

The Student Is…The most important person at our college…
What Is More Important?Each of us is important to the success of the student!
Good TeachingWhy do students learn more from some teachers than others? Check out these “Good Teaching” resources.
The Random Thoughts of Louis SchmierRandom Thoughts have been appearing on the Internet in educational listservs since April of 1993.
Love and the CabbieOne person’s goodwill can make a difference.
Three Letters from TeddyTeddy’s letter came today…