Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:
Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!
Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results
Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges
Sacramento City College Student Success
Teaching, Learning, and Service
The Early Alert Referral System
(This is a referral system for students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. There will be a workshop on this system September 9th)
IN THE NEWS:
The Chronicle for Higher Education
Inside Higher Education
New York Times
How to Get Kids to Class: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services (Please note: SCC provides a yellow booklet called “Community Resources”. They are located throughout the campus. For more information concerning the contents, contact the CalWorks office or Ramona Cobian at CobianR@scc.losrios.edu)
Los Rios Student Success Update
A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter
The RP Group
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Hard Joys and Energy Zones
August 25, 2014
The art of communication is the language of leadership.
Sometimes a student’s difficulties will be expressed in a physical release of tension. There are those student’s who may also express a verbal defense. These expressions may be observed as ‘energy zones.’ Recognizing these energy zone opens the door to creative problem solving by redirecting the energy. Strategic communication tools can be implemented that lead to critical thinking and decision making by helping to turn negative feelings into positive ones.
If you allow your mind to wander through the energy zones, many creative, even fun, solutions begin to emerge. Instead of getting into a battle of words perhaps a solution could be to relate the information to the content of the course. Then we can calmly find a solution to this problem. The student who has so much energy may not rest in a desk for an entire class period. Therefore, she/he might respond to an alternative delivery type such as the “flipped model” as one example. Offering student’s time at a task to get their emotional energy under control can be more positive and meaningful than pursing only the content alone. It also offers the facilitator of learning, insight about the ‘energy zone’ and ideas for sharing the control of the learning environment when you are not present. These are true leadership values that promote greater skills of effective communication across the learning spectrum.
Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,
Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center