Promoting Cultural Competency for a Diverse World

by Lisa Sheldon
December 21, 2015

Each day that students spend on the GCC campus prepares them to meet the challenges of our changing world. As faculty, we impart knowledge and content to students, but at the same time we strive to develop critical thinking skills and communication skills that will enable students to navigate our increasingly complex society. One important […]

Must have skills: Quantitative Reasoning & Critical Thinking

by Lisa Sheldon
April 18, 2014

Believe it or not, the end of the semester is the ideal time to think about course design and re-design. You are in a position to take advantage of your recent teaching experience, feedback from students and new ideas that have emerged during the past months. One of the goals for your work on course […]

Critical Thinking Skills

by Lisa Sheldon
July 31, 2013
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Critical thinking involves the application of reasoning and logic to new ideas, information and situations. Good critical thinking skills prepare students for life in the “real” world and allow them to be smart consumers of everything from education to media to health and career decisions. Critical thinking skills are important for the workplace, too. Employers […]

Communication and Writing Resources

by admin
June 20, 2013

Using Motivational Interviewing to Communicate with Students Teachers and advisors who use motivational interviewing (MI) enhance their listening and problem-solving skills to become more effective communicators and create better rapport with students. MI has been shown as an effective method for creating dialogue, rapport and ultimately helping to motivate students. Following specific techniques and a […]