Recommended Reads & Views




  • How Humans Learn (available at the PSCC library!)
    • Publishers summary: Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry—curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure—devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.
  • Hybrid Flexible Course Design by San Francisco State University on teaching face to face and online students synchronously (like in our Distance Learning Classrooms)


  • Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning: Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter


  • Forget the Pecking Order at Work
  • 2019 NISOD Virtual Conference
    • Pellissippi State employees have to access the videos by going to: and either clicking on Forgot Password if they think they might be in the NISOD system or Create an Account if they have never interacted with NISOD.  Then, once they login, there will be a Virtual Conference link on the right which will have all the 2019 Virtual Conference sessions and any presentation or handouts that the presenter sent us.
  • 2018 NISOD Virtual Conference
    • Best Practices for Engaging 21st Century Learners
    • Using the Five Languages of Appreciation to Strengthen Student Engagement
    • The Power of Hope
    •  New Wine in Old Wine Skins: The Impact of Mobile Devices in the Classroom
    •  Get on Up! Increasing Student Movement and Engagement in Class
    •  Invisible Man: How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
    • Using Socratic Teaching: Engaging Adult Students to Think Critically
    •  Engaging Teaching Strategies 101


  • MERLOT Pedagogy PortalInstructional strategies and issues on Course Instructional Design, Assessment, Learning Theories and strategies such as Simulations, Learning-Centered Teaching, Critical Thinking, etc.
  • D2L Brightspace Community
    Search for answers, resources or ask the community for help.

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