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November 2, 2012

Community College a Beacon of Hope

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Life hasn’t always been easy for Nate Saam. Nate spent his formative years roaming the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. Without family support at home, Nate got into trouble. By high school, he was rebelling against any and all teachers and other authority figures. “I was suspended 15 times one year,” […]

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October 17, 2012

An Interactive Game Approach to Teaching

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Traditionally, most college classes go something like this: 1) the student reads the textbook and comes to class, 2) the instructor lectures, and 3) the student goes home to try his or her hand at applying the knowledge from the textbook and lecture (in other words, homework). What if you were able to really dig […]

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October 12, 2012

FRCC Faculty Heidi Strang Named Art Educator of the Year

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Heidi Strang’s delight in art took root in sixth grade in Hawaii, where her military family lived. She entered a drawing of a menehune in an art contest. A menehune is a Hawaiian spirit, a little person, the Hawaiian equivalent to an Irish leprechaun. Her delight grew as an undergraduate at the University of Northern […]

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October 8, 2012

When to Withdraw From a College Class

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Happy fall semester! Classes are now in full swing and hopefully you are settled into your classes and routine. If not, you may want to ask yourself these questions: Am I engaged in the material? Does the classroom environment fit my learning style and needs as a student? Am I worried about my performance? If […]

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