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Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Explore, Evaluate, Expand, Express: Academic Success and the EKU Experience is the product of an 18 month long project to develop and design a textbook to be used in the orientation classes. The book was an entirely in-house project, from content development to copyright and printing. It is available in the EKU Bookstore for $19.60 (fall 2011).


Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Ever receive an email with one of those High Importance icons brightening your Inbox? The point is that the icon, being more visual than the printed word, indicates something powerful to the brain. Maybe that’s why those stars we all craved on our elementary school papers meant so much to us.


It Works For Me, Creatively, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2010

It Works For Me, Creatively, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this seventh book in the “It Works for Me” series is to demonstrate that “everyone possesses creative talent, though it may be latent in some and difficult to bring out in others. It’s not just a talent possessed by artists and engineers, mind you, but everyone.” Furthermore, “Creative people have figured out consciously or un- that a small seed of creativity can be made to grow by having the proper environment and a minimal set of skills. And people can be taught or self-taught this process.” The authors/editors also believe that “all creative ideas ...


It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2009

It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley Dec 2009

From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley

Charlie Sweet

This is no conventional book about assessment. It presents the unvarnished first-person accounts of fourteen faculty and administrators about how they grappled, and engaged, with assessment and how – despite misgivings and an often-contentious process – they were able to gain the collaboration of their peers as the benefits for student learning became evident. This is a book for skeptical faculty, for those who have been tasked to spearhead their institution’s call to create a culture of assessment; and, on campuses where assessment has been widely accepted and implemented, for those who now need to ensure this commitment will endure. For ...


Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Dec 2009

Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

“Triple Play” presents three procedural techniques nicely reduced to related mnemonics for making the most of class time by embedding three different approaches to assessing students’ learning right there in the class that day. The fruits of such exercises doubtless will give faculty who try them important information on what’s working with their students and what is not, but a point the authors don’t emphasize is that the exercises will also compel students to become conscious of where they stand in their own learning as learning rather than as a response to how they felt about the class ...


Collaborating On Writing, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Aug 2009

Collaborating On Writing, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

Here’s a guide to how “collabo-writing” can boost your productivity while sharpening your skills (and subjugating your ego).


Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2008

Keeping Your Classroom C.R.I.S.P.: Unity Of Purpose As An Organizing Principle, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Are you and your millennial students losing your focus in the classroom? Here's a solution that works.


It Works For Me As A Scholar-Teacher: Shared Tips For The Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

It Works For Me As A Scholar-Teacher: Shared Tips For The Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2007

The Writing Community: A New Model For The Creative Writing Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

After creating a taxonomy of classroom approaches to the teaching of creative writing, the authors discuss a current practice they have employed, the writing community. The authors detail its success, place it within current pedagogical research into small-group and team-based learning, and suggest possible applications to allied fields.


New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Jackie Rogers, Melissa Pitts, Wanda Fries, Aimee Zaring, Michael Croley, Lauren Titus, Matt Jaeger, Mike Hampton, Jess Stanfill, Bev Olert, Todd Hunt Dec 2006

New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Jackie Rogers, Melissa Pitts, Wanda Fries, Aimee Zaring, Michael Croley, Lauren Titus, Matt Jaeger, Mike Hampton, Jess Stanfill, Bev Olert, Todd Hunt

Charlie Sweet

In the 19th century Kentucky was at the crossroads of western migration and expansion. We believe this collection will demonstrate, along with earlier anthologies, that the Commonwealth is once again becoming the epicenter of literary output. Too often the media paint a picture of America as a bi-coastal country with little in between. One message from New Growth is that there are other, important voices that will be heard. Check out this collection and see if you don't agree


Its Hour Come Round At Last, Hal Charles Feb 2006

Its Hour Come Round At Last, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

Caught up in the bright lights of the modern world, it is easy to pretend that the old myths and legends have lost their hold over our hearts and imaginations. Sometimes, when we least expect it, the old archetypes return in terrifying new forms. Gods and Monsters is an anthology that explores these themes with fifteen new tales of the fantastic from some of the brightest new talent in fantasy and horror.


It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2005

It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

"Collaborating is a highly effective skill we develop and use throughout our lives … until we become faculty." Thus the authors begin their journey into yet another in their popular "It Works" series that include: It Works for Me! Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Too! More Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Online! Shared Tips for Online and Web-Enhanced Teaching Everyone in the following pages—the authors’ collaborators—has found some area of academia that has been improved through the use of collaboration. The book begins by presenting some general tips about collaboration, then moves to ...


The Lone Ranger, Charlie Sweet Jan 2005

The Lone Ranger, Charlie Sweet

Charlie Sweet

The Fifties in America surveys the events and people of all of North America during the 1950's. This three-volume publication, Salem Press's second reference set on a twentieth century decade, is modeled on the award-winning The Sixties in America (1999). The 1950's are often portrayed as an uneventful era in North American history - a period of political and cultural conservatism. The decade was in fact a period of political turbulence, mounting world conflict, and cultural change. The 1950's experienced the Cold War, McCarthyism and a trend toward the suppression of civil liberties.


Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles Dec 2004

Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

Julia Archer had just sat down in the Lexington Opera House lounge when a stranger slipped onto the sear beside her at the bar. He had on black pants and a black shirt like the orchestra's horn section wore, and he was carrying a battered instrument case.


Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2004

Total Team Teaching — Sharing Teaching Duties Equally, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In his excellent book on team teaching (Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching), James Davis posits two extremes on the continuum of team teaching. One pole consists of “courses planned by a group of faculty and then carried out in serial segments by the individual members of the group” (p. 7). At the opposite pole are “courses planned and delivered by a group … . They take primary responsibility for individual class sessions, but sometimes [italics ours] two or more faculty are involved in planning and delivering the instruction of a particular class.” (p. 7) The two of us take the latter extreme ...


The Hitman From New York, Hal Charles Feb 2004

The Hitman From New York, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

The stranger's seven words seized Sawyer's gut like thick fingers twisting and squeezing all the juices loose. "What . . . what did you say?" Sawyer stumbled, covering his mouth with his napkin for fear he was about to become a human Mt. Etna spewing out bile. Calmly, the large stranger sat down at the table across from him, ceremoniously removed his NY Yankees baseball cap, and repeated matter-of-factually, "I have been contracted to kill you."


It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson Dec 2003

It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson

Charlie Sweet

It Works For Me, Online is designed primarily to aid instructors in two major types of classes: fully online and web-enhanced/hybrid courses. Those who teach fully online classes will find tips on such things as tricks you can use with synchronous chats, how to use blogging in your classroom to replace traditional chat-rooms (talk about your superannuation), and even ways of adapting Blackboard to meet administrative needs. Those who prefer web enhancements to the traditional classroom will find advice to navigate between the virtual and real world. And, truthfully, we are hopeful that even dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Luddites will skim ...


Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2003

Five More Ways Sports Coaches Model Good Instruction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

An article in the May 2003 issue of The Teaching Professor that highlights six ways teachers can learn from coaches got us thinking. The two of us have now been teaching a combined 64 years in college, and we've spent half that time serving as coaches in soccer, swimming, basketball, and baseball on the youth and high school levels. From our experience we've identified five more ways coaches provide a model for good college instruction.


Moody's Blues, Hal Charles Dec 2002

Moody's Blues, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

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It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2001

It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In the four years since our first book on teaching, we have noticed both on our campus and around the country a new emphasis on the instructor as teacher (vs. scholar). We have read books on the subject, attended the prestigious Lilly Conference, helped establish a Teaching & Learning Center on our campus (Hal served as its first director), and written for new journals focusing on pedagogy. It Works For Me, Too! is our contribution to the Renaissance in College Pedagogy, our attempt to fuel this brightening interest in effective teaching. Like its predecessor, this book is a compilation of tips from workers in the collegiate trenches, but this time our contributors (some volunteers, some drafted) reflect the national interest in this subject and come from all around the country. We begin with a few theoretical approaches, but the major focus of IWFMT (not exactly a memorable acronym) is that average day in the classroom and what momentary magic some instructor has injected into the mix to make the experience much more than average. Sometimes the advice is general, but usually it’s specific. While the advisor may be in a different discipline than you, we have every confidence that you will be able to use this information in your area. After all, most of us weren’t born good teachers ®¢ we made ourselves that. During an observation last fall, Charlie watched as an instructor had her students reproduce exactly what Keats described on that famed Grecian urn. He went immediately into his Am Lit I class and had his students draw up the floor plan for the turret in which Lady Rowena is suddenly transformed into the lost love Ligeia. Only when his class could actually picture that pentagonal structure could they begin to see what magic might have transpired that fateful night. The best tips aren’t only shared; they are borrowed, reshaped, and adapted to one’s own philosophy, and, as John D. MacDonald once said about good writing making more good readers, that reworking makes us all much better teachers. So, read and adapt. Show Less


Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2001

Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In the 1770's before Daniel Boone finally settled at Boonesborough, he made many forays into "Cantucke," mentally mapping the territory, taking what game he could, and establishing relationships with the Shawnee and settlers. He started with a curiosity about a land he knew little of and ended up becoming its most famous inhabitant. In the 1970's in Richmond, about ten miles from Boone's fort, we sat down in a booth at a local McDonald's and started writing--short stories, plays, novels, magazine columns, newspaper articles, and academic papers. One of us was a native Kentuckian and the ...


Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2000

Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In 2006 the Association of American Colleges and Universities surveyed 306 businesses to determine the most valuable skills that institutions of higher learning should be teaching, and the Top Three were (in order) teamwork, critical thinking, and communication. Yet in 2010 when IBM’s Institute for Business Values asked 1500 chief executives what leadership competency they championed above all others, voters selected none of the winners from three years before. Instead, the new American idol was creativity.


It Works For Me: Shared Tips For Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 1997

It Works For Me: Shared Tips For Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Why bother to read yet another book about teaching? What can you possibly gain that will prepare you to meet those daily moments of truth? Perhaps this book's title suggests the answer. It Works for Me: Shared Tips for Teaching is not a treatise on pedagogical theory, nor is it designed to dictate a set of rules for success in the classroom. Its purpose is not to provide you with a complete program for better teaching. It Works for Me is simply a collection of practical tips drawn from the real-life experiences of some outstanding college teachers across the ...


The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Sheerilyn Kenyon Dec 1993

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Sheerilyn Kenyon

Charlie Sweet

Call your characters by their right names. This book will help you. Now you won't have to use baby name books or your teelphone directory for ideas for character names. More than 20,000 character names are included right here, along with valuable instruction for selecting names, and how those names will affect your story.


Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide To Private Investigating, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, John Landreth Dec 1992

Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide To Private Investigating, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, John Landreth

Charlie Sweet

Is your protagonist a private eye? Is he or she believable? Do you know how private investigators really work? What tricks do they use to get the job done? And how do they live their lives? Now you can find out from the experts. A real private eye and two published mystery writers joined forces to write Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide to Private Investigators.