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Enthusiasm In Teaching, Bob Schoofs Mar 2019

Enthusiasm In Teaching, Bob Schoofs

Scholarly Papers and Articles

Author discusses the importance of enthusiasm for effective teaching, and methods to improve you enthusiasm.


Back Matter Jan 2019

Back Matter

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Moving Beyond "Agreeing To Disagree": Honoring Life Narratives With The Tools Of Civil Discourse, Lisa M. Perhamus Jan 2019

Moving Beyond "Agreeing To Disagree": Honoring Life Narratives With The Tools Of Civil Discourse, Lisa M. Perhamus

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Interpretations Of Social Justice, Brian G. Johnson, Aliya Armstrong Jan 2019

Interpretations Of Social Justice, Brian G. Johnson, Aliya Armstrong

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Action Research As A Reflective Tool For Teachers In A Multicultural Education Class, Mohammed Saleem Jan 2019

Action Research As A Reflective Tool For Teachers In A Multicultural Education Class, Mohammed Saleem

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Teaching And Teacher Preparation As Equity Work, Paula Lancaster Jan 2019

Teaching And Teacher Preparation As Equity Work, Paula Lancaster

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Introducing The Interim Dean Jan 2019

Introducing The Interim Dean

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Dean's Corner: New Leadership For The College Of Education, Sherril Soman Jan 2019

Dean's Corner: New Leadership For The College Of Education, Sherril Soman

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Contents Jan 2019

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Front Matter Jan 2019

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Stronger Together: Nonsummativity And The Grand Valley State University Knowledge Market, Carl J. Brown, Jennifer Torreano, Jeannine Lane, Skye Gregory-Hatch Jan 2019

Stronger Together: Nonsummativity And The Grand Valley State University Knowledge Market, Carl J. Brown, Jennifer Torreano, Jeannine Lane, Skye Gregory-Hatch

Knowledge Market

This article discusses the history, purpose, and services that make up the Grand Valley State University Knowledge Market. The Knowledge Market is made up of faculty and staff directors leading four unique groups of specialized student-consultants who collaborate with their peers. While each service has a unique specialty, The Knowledge Market unites to guide students through the collective academic processes of researching, writing, speaking, and developing visual aids. The Knowledge Market is partnered with the university library in mission, service, and location. It provides a unique and replicable model that can be applied at a variety of campuses who have ...


Innovating To Help The Students Of Fmhc Transition Into The Real World, Bee Fink, Leo Brisita, Kate Hubbard, Alex Broek, Kelsey Bredeweg, Reilly Olson Jan 2019

Innovating To Help The Students Of Fmhc Transition Into The Real World, Bee Fink, Leo Brisita, Kate Hubbard, Alex Broek, Kelsey Bredeweg, Reilly Olson

Undergraduate Research

We appreciate your interest in our team, and all of the work we put into creating a solution for the future leaders of the Frederik Meijer Honors College. Over the span of four months, we conducted hours of research, interviews, team collaboration, thinking critically, prototyping, and designing. Through this portfolio, an overview will be provided of how we developed our final innovation to assist students of the Frederik Meijer Honors College to comfortably transition to life after Grand Valley.


Preparing Fmhc Students For Life After Graduation, Emily Ruth Driscoll, Emma Kolar, Hannah Rojas, Carly Sutkewicz, Sam Ventocilla, Nathan Wagner Jan 2019

Preparing Fmhc Students For Life After Graduation, Emily Ruth Driscoll, Emma Kolar, Hannah Rojas, Carly Sutkewicz, Sam Ventocilla, Nathan Wagner

Undergraduate Research

The pages you have before you are a complete chronicle of our journey through the design thinking process. We were asked a pressing question: “how can Honors students better prepare for life after graduation?” This question launched a four-month journey, for which we were given the map of the design thinking process. This map was unique in that it told us what terrain we would be navigating, but not how to get to the next destination. Not directly, anyway. Every section of terrain had many paths, and plenty of open space to forge our own.

From the rolling moors of ...


Emphasizing The Honors College Experience, Kara Rickenberg, Kylee Scholten, Matt Smit, Claire Thomassen, Monica Van Til, Rio Weikum Jan 2019

Emphasizing The Honors College Experience, Kara Rickenberg, Kylee Scholten, Matt Smit, Claire Thomassen, Monica Van Til, Rio Weikum

Undergraduate Research

Thank you for taking the time to engage with our Innovation Portfolio chronicling our design challenge of improving the post-graduation preparation of Frederik Meijer Honors College students. This past semester we have conducted intensive research and utilized the design thinking process to arrive at a definitive solution. This portfolio presents the process that our team learned and implemented, and visualizes our innovations and prototype concepts. We know our solution will improve the readiness of Honors students for life after graduation, as well as continue to enhance the awesome FHMC experience! Thank you again for your interest in our design challenge.


Guns On College Campuses: A Clash Of Perspectives, Jennifer Torreano, H. Bart Merkle Jan 2019

Guns On College Campuses: A Clash Of Perspectives, Jennifer Torreano, H. Bart Merkle

Other Scholarly Publications

Campus safety is an ongoing concern at colleges and universities nationwide. The escalation of gun violence in society has prompted many politicians to propose concealed carry legislation that would permit guns on campuses. The academy is grappling with this contentious issue as constituents both on and off campus advocate either for gun bans or for concealed carry policies in the name of campus safety. This paper explores the second amendment context of this issue, reviews the pros and cons of permitting guns on campus, and discusses several violence prevention strategies that higher education institutions can utilize.


An Applied Model For Supervision In Student Affairs, Diana Pace, Bart Merkle, Andy Beachnau, Kathleen Blumreich Jan 2019

An Applied Model For Supervision In Student Affairs, Diana Pace, Bart Merkle, Andy Beachnau, Kathleen Blumreich

Other Scholarly Publications

Supervision is an essential part of the operation of a division of student affairs. However, staff who supervise often receive no formal training. While supervision is discussed in the literature, there is insufficient direction for supervisor behaviors based on an assessment of supervisee level of development and performance. This article outlines the rationale for a more in depth analysis of four possible supervisee levels with recommendations for appropriate supervisor behavior based on two guidelines: Task and Emotional Proximity.


Student Engagement: What Is The Best Way To Motivate Students In The Secondary Classroom?, Michiah Arguello Dec 2018

Student Engagement: What Is The Best Way To Motivate Students In The Secondary Classroom?, Michiah Arguello

Honors Projects

In the secondary education classroom, the question often arises: How do we engage our students? Often, we are faced with heads down on desks, glassy eyes, and students who don’t remember content taught to them the day before. How can we engage them? How can we motivate them to want to learn?

In this study, I will examine five procedures determined by educators to enhance student engagement. In each section, I will discuss the procedure, discuss what the procedure’s steps are and how to approach it, and share a way I have utilized this procedure and reflect on ...


Honors Student Ambassador Kit, Sophia Hall Dec 2018

Honors Student Ambassador Kit, Sophia Hall

Honors Projects

The goal of my senior project is to help the GVSU Honors College become more distinctive and distinguished by making it more visible to potential student recruits. Provided here is a kit that gives suggestions about how to present as an Honors Student Ambassador and outlines a template presentation.


The Reality And The Perception Of Greek Life At Grand Valley State University, Katherine Smigelski Dec 2018

The Reality And The Perception Of Greek Life At Grand Valley State University, Katherine Smigelski

Honors Projects

This research was conducted in order to determine whether Grand Valley’s Greek life atmosphere is stereotypical of Greek life around the country, as portrayed in the media, or if the reality is better than the perception. 179 responses were collected from current Grand Valley State University members of Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association organizations to determine whether their reality of their organizations is accurate compared to the perception of their organizations.


Creating And Conducting Intergenerational Learning In Higher Education, Andrea Lauren Holt Nov 2018

Creating And Conducting Intergenerational Learning In Higher Education, Andrea Lauren Holt

Honors Projects

The creation, conduction and revision of a one of a kind intergenerational course taught in the Grand Valley State University Fredrick Meijer Honors College. Elders and Traditional Honors College Freshman came together in a mixed classroom in order to bridge the gaps of communication and misunderstanding between generations.


Bibliotherapy In The Classroom: Integrating Mental Health Into An English Language Arts Classroom, Kristy L. Mcpherson-Leitz Oct 2018

Bibliotherapy In The Classroom: Integrating Mental Health Into An English Language Arts Classroom, Kristy L. Mcpherson-Leitz

Honorable Mentions

An increasing number of students come to school each day with unaddressed mental health concerns and social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Schools need to provide more interventions for these students to help ensure their success both in and out of the classroom. This project explores this need, along with the history of adolescent mental health and the current interventions schools employ to combat it. It then provides research that proposes bibliotherapy as a response to students’ mental health concerns, discussing its history, benefits, and classroom applications. The project culminates in a curriculum framework for integrating a biblioguidance program into a ...


Helping Students Understand And Manage Anxiety Through A School Counseling Program Using Mindfulness Techniques, Danielle Barnes Aug 2018

Helping Students Understand And Manage Anxiety Through A School Counseling Program Using Mindfulness Techniques, Danielle Barnes

Honorable Mentions

Research shows that anxiety is prevalent among adolescent students. Research has also revealed the powerful impact mindfulness programs can have on student anxiety levels. School counselors are uniquely positioned to educate students on skills that can help them manage their emotions and improve their well-being. Therefore, this project offers school counselors a ready-to-use collaborative three-tiered plan that introduces ninth grade students to mindfulness skills, as a way to manage anxious feelings. Included is a collaboration plan that guides school counselors through all the steps that should lead to a successful collaboration. The Tier 1 plan includes a classroom lesson plan ...


Understanding Dibels: Purposes, Limitations, And Alignment Of Literacy Constructs To Subtest Measures, Rebecca Lynn Garvelink Aug 2018

Understanding Dibels: Purposes, Limitations, And Alignment Of Literacy Constructs To Subtest Measures, Rebecca Lynn Garvelink

Honorable Mentions

DIBELS Next is frequently used as a universal screening and progress monitoring tool within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Unfortunately, some misguided educational professionals are not utilizing the assessments as they have been intended, resulting in defective instructional practices and faulty decision-making. In order for DIBELS to be used effectively, teachers must have advanced knowledge regarding assessment practices, understand data analysis and interpretation, and deliver instruction that can positively influence the reading development of at-risk learners. The intent of this project is to provide educators with an understanding of the appropriate uses and limitations of DIBELS. Additionally, this project ...


The Impacts, Implementation, And Sustainability Of Service Learning In The Classroom, Amber Gerrits Aug 2018

The Impacts, Implementation, And Sustainability Of Service Learning In The Classroom, Amber Gerrits

Honors Projects

This honors senior project focuses on service-learning in the classroom. Specifically, it uncovers the benefits, harms, and common potential challenges that service learning educators face when implementing community engagement activities in their schools and classrooms. The three areas surrounding this pedagogy research were: (1) impacts of the practice, (2) logistical implementation in the classroom of such projects, and (3) a look into how to suitably sustain this type of involvement for students in a post K-12 education setting.

To ascertain the answers about the impacts of service-learning, literature was compiled into a review, which unpacked terminology and answered the big ...


If We Are To Believe In America, Mitchell Nobis Aug 2018

If We Are To Believe In America, Mitchell Nobis

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

Abstract: Many school districts call on teachers to engage in culturally responsive teaching and social-emotional learning, but at the same time, teachers are often told to remain apolitical. This narrative essay argues that English language arts teachers must consciously and carefully undertake political pedagogy because it is impossible not to do so. Everything is political, including ethical teaching.


Speakup: The Power Of Writing And Turning Toward Trouble With Young People, James E. Fredricksen, Amanda Micheletty, Nicholas Darlinton Aug 2018

Speakup: The Power Of Writing And Turning Toward Trouble With Young People, James E. Fredricksen, Amanda Micheletty, Nicholas Darlinton

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

When a group of rural teens meet regularly out-of-school to write for social change in their communities, they inquire into those recent moments when they did or did not choose to speak up. This article describes some of the conceptual tools and practical classroom implications for three teachers who participate with SpeakUP. In particular, this piece argues that when young people turn toward trouble together, specifically when they do or do not decide to speak up, they can identify their assumptions and expectations, notice how power is working in both visible and invisible ways, and consider multiple possibilities for future ...


Daily Oral Language, The Bell Tolls For Thee: A Critique Of Daily Sentence-Editing Exercises, Karen Pezzetti Aug 2018

Daily Oral Language, The Bell Tolls For Thee: A Critique Of Daily Sentence-Editing Exercises, Karen Pezzetti

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

For decades, experts have argued that effective grammar instruction must occur within the context of students’ authentic reading and writing processes. Despite this mandate, however, many teachers continue to use daily sentence-editing exercises like Daily Oral Language (DOL) with their secondary ELA students. Here, I argue that ELA teachers must abandon daily-sentence editing routines on three counts: first, these exercises do not help students become better writers; second, they implicitly communicate several dangerous messages about writing and revision; and, third, they are particularly harmful for speakers of stigmatized dialects of English. The article concludes with a short list of guiding ...


Scholastic Liberation: Schools' Impact On African American Academic Achievement, Aaron M. Johnson Aug 2018

Scholastic Liberation: Schools' Impact On African American Academic Achievement, Aaron M. Johnson

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

This article addresses some of the factors that contribute to low achievement observed in African American students. It is common that either schools or school districts are unable to fix the problem or they are unaware about how the beliefs and attitudes about African American students can contribute to their low performance in school. Furthermore, this article encourages school institutions to examine themselves and change school environments to align to the identities of African American students. African American students must be liberated from negative assumptions about them and to do that, individuals and the institution of school as a whole ...


Imagination And Empathy: Reframing U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Narratives, Briana Asmus, Emma Antel Aug 2018

Imagination And Empathy: Reframing U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Narratives, Briana Asmus, Emma Antel

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

Empathy is an emotional state that allows us to feel what another person is feeling, but can it be taught? This article argues that while we may not be able to teach empathy itself, teachers can try to expand the imaginations of students through the use of young adult literature about border crossing. The intent is to help students who have not experienced border crossing becoming more empathetic toward those who have. By exploring how border crossing narratives challenge dominant misconceptions formed on deficit narratives, and by offering critically-relevant resources grounded in YA texts about border crossing, we will argue ...


Grand Valley Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1 Summer 2018, Grand Valley State University Jul 2018

Grand Valley Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1 Summer 2018, Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Magazine

Grand Valley Magazine is a quarterly publication about Grand Valley State University produced by University Communications since 2001.