In an effort to seek full participation, please complete spelling the Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation satisfaction Surrey. It will close Wednesday. This effort assists us to provide meaningful and purposeful professional development programming. We thank those colleagues who have already participated!
New additions and links this week to the Professional Development Data Base:
The week of September 15
The week of September 22
The week of September 29
The week of October 6
The week of October 13
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 educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!
IN THE NEWS:
The Chronicle for Higher Education
Inside Higher Education
Los Rios Student Success Update
A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter
Tanveer Naseer, Speaker and Coach
The RP Group
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
You can Learn anything, continued…
September 15-21, 2014
As long as they embrace struggle and mistakes, they can learn anything.
-Salman Khan, Khan Academy
“Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows. They have found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones. What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed, and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail.”
People with a growth mindset, however, embraced challenges, and understood that tenacity and effort could change their learning outcomes. As you can imagine, this correlated with the latter group more actively pushing themselves and growing intellectually.
The good news is that mindsets can be taught; they’re malleable.
This bold claim was made by Salman Khan in his article, “The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart“. Along with the article is an entertaining and informative 90-second video, “You Can Learn Anything.” Check it out.
Make your week a productive one!
Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,
Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center