Gossip keeps students in the classroom engaged in classroom discussions week after week. It encourages student retention.
By Carmine Gallo
â€œIf you canâ€™t explain something simply you donâ€™t really understand it,â€ Bill Gates recently said. Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are exceptional educators because theyâ€™re passionate about saving lives, solving complex problems, and explaining possible solutions in everyday language.
By Dr. Michael S. Miller
Part-time Faculty Member, Teaching Program, School of Education at American Public University
In the online environment, it is rather easy to click â€˜reply,â€™ type up a quick response, and hit â€˜sendâ€™ without giving much thought about what you have just written (or not written). However, what most students do not realize is that your e-mail behavior has the potential to sabotage your reputation both personally and professionally.
By Dr. Melanie McBride
Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities at American Public University
Back in 2000, Shelley Taylor and her colleagues introduced us to the idea that flight or fight was a typically male response to stress. Women have another instinctive move that Taylor identified as â€œtend and befriend,â€ meaning that women in stressful situations gather social support by talking with friends. It turns out that many things that we know about the brain are actually things that we know about the male brain.