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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Get students to start thinking about the expectations that college instructors will have for them.   Activity:   1. Break students into groups and ask them to review the list of statements below:   Instructors will tell you exactly what to do and when to do it. Managing your time will be challenging. You are expected to study and learn…
Heather Halter
Click to view contentThe ACES that you know and love got some amazing updates last week to make it more user friendly and more useful for both your course and your institution. Now available in the LaunchPads for Connections, 1st and 2nd editions, Connections Essentials, Step by Step and LaunchPad Solo for ACES, we have new unit organization, a new instructor… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
During the First Year Experience conference this year, our author Wade Leuwerke (Connections) took time out of his busy conference schedule to discuss the writing process of creating his text with Bedford/St. Martin's. This is a great opportunity to get some insights into what our authors and editors are thinking about when creating your course…
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Melanie McFadyen
Watch this video to see Paul Gore, author of Connections, take a break during the First Year Experience 2019 conference to talk about his experiences in working with Bedford/St. Martin's. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the roles that the authors, editors, and publishers play in the process of creating your course materials!
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Melanie McFadyen
John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot are the author team behind Your College Experience, Understanding Your College Experience, and Step by Step to College and Career Success. Here, listen to them discuss their experiences working wiht Bedford/St. Martin's at our Student Success Summit in February 2019. This is a great opportunity to learn more about…
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Heather Halter
As a Learning Solutions Specialist at Macmillan, it’s my job to help instructors get their LaunchPad courses set up, offer advice on which activities to assign, and make sure they’re comfortable using the technology with their students.   I often begin or end my LaunchPad demo and training sessions with the idea that students WILL be using tech… (Show more)
Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Familiarize your students with the concept of conducting informational interviews, and help them bolster their confidence and ability to conduct these interviews on their own.   Directions:  Ask students to think about a faculty member whom they find particularly interesting and would like to know more about. Students will conduct an…
Sabrina Mathues
I have fond, giggle-filled memories of sputtering out the last lines of cumulative children’s songs in a single breath. A familiar example of such a song is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, but my absolute favorite culminated into this string of ever-higher-pitched, gasped lyrics: There’s an eye on the flea, there’s a flea on the wing,… (Show more)