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If your discussions with students are anything like mine, then you probably have at least a handful of undergraduates asking you how to become better communicators in daily conversations with others. This question is tough, right? What do you say? How do you respond? There are no magic bullets, but here’s a response that students often find helpful. See how you like it, and let me know how it works for you.
Online courses and digital classrooms are becoming more and more popular as technology continues to advance and our days get busier. Since the online course appeals mostly to those who are already swamped with other commitments—other classes, work, family, etc.—how are instructors supposed to foster a healthy learning environment with students they may never get to meet?
A professor’s job is not only to provide students with course information, but also to mentor and prepare them for the “real world.” Students look to their professors for guidance and knowledge when preparing for interviews and other occupation-related tasks such as creating a resume and CV. An imperative aspect of interview etiquette that is frequently overlooked is non-verbal communication.
Integration of technology into the classroom, especially at the college level, has become so assimilated that it was only a matter of time before printed textbooks found a strong competitor in eBooks. While many students still prefer the physical pages of textbooks, more and more students and universities are turning to eBooks and digital publications as their go-to resources for class material, reading assignments, and textbooks.
Our schedules are already busy and then get even more so when the semester sets in. The question then becomes: how best can we go about continuing our own education, staying up to date on world events, and bettering ourselves for the sake of our students and our professions? One answer may be exploring new podcasts during the summer so you’re into a routine of catching the latest episodes when the fall semester comes around.
Don't miss our full schedule of Kendall Hunt author presentations at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2019 Annual Meeting March 26-30 in Baltimore, Maryland!
010. Trauma Tools and Responses Training
9am – 4:30pm
Third Floor: Grand Ballroom VI
Heather Pfeifer, University of Baltimore
Join Kendall Hunt authors as they present at the 38th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience in Las Vegas, NV! Browse the schedule of their presentations below and mark your calendars!
Saturday, February 16th
Katherine RamslandProfessor of Psychology | DeSales UniversityAuthor of Forensic Investigation: Methods from Experts
Please describe your educational background.
Don't miss out on any of our Kendall Hunt author presentations at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting!
Wednesday, November 14
Marriott, M101, Marquis Level
The Impact of Poor Governance and Country Risk on Stagnant Economic Growth and Tribal Distance
Victoria Time, Old Dominion University
Marriott, L507, Lobby Level
Don't miss our full schedule of Kendall Hunt author presentations at the National Communication Association Annual Convention!
Wednesday, November 7th
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM Sally Vogl-Bauer | Blackhawk Technical CollegePC02: Sticks and Stones in Bits and Bytes: Collaboration, Application, and Strategies for Preventing Cyberbullying
There are two things educators around the world always appreciate having: 1) options and 2) freedom. The field of pedagogy is increasingly becoming more rule- and guideline-oriented and many professors can feel bogged down by regulations and the pressure to meet certain standards that their classroom quality takes a hit. This is where Kendall Hunt’s solutions can offer a reprieve.
The first year of college, especially when far away from home, can be one of the biggest transitions a young adult will make. As their educators, we not only take on advisory roles but other active roles as well.
College is hard. In spite of courses, clubs and activities bent on easing the transition from high school to college, many students are broadsided by the sheer amount of classes, homework, extra-curricular activities, etc. they now have to deal with.
The following blog post was written by the Kendall Hunt Higher Education Marketing Intern, Meghan Peterman, about her experiences.
Sometimes the term “intern” carries a bit of a negative connotation in popular culture. We get the idea that if the jobsite was a Hollywood film, the intern wouldn't be listed until four minutes into the credits, under the role of “Crowd Member #26.”
Copyright is often a point of confusion authors encounter. With so many requirements and laws, it’s a tricky matter knowing how copyright affects you as an author of a new text. How does it apply if you own the source material? Your book is for educational purposes; does that permit free use of original works?
What does general copyright law entail?
One of the things that we love to talk about with our past, present and current authors is our consultative approach. This has been the foundation and our unique approach since the beginning. But, what do we mean when we say consultative approach?
We have a full schedule of fantastic author presentations coming your way this year at the Central States Communication Association 2018 Annual Conference in Milwaukee!
11:00 AM-12:00 PM | KilbournSupporting Difference: Faculty Learning Community on Teaching Controversial Topics BrunchAnnette N. Hamel, Western Michigan University
Join us in Nashville April 5-8 for the Southern States Communication Association Convention! We have some incredible author presentations coming your way that you won't want to miss.
11:00 am-12:15 pm | Studio 6ACompetitive Papers in the Philosophy and Ethics of Communication Sponsor: Philosophy and Ethics Chair: Janie Harden Fritz, Duquesne University
Name: Bernard L. Dillard
School: Fashion Institute of Technology
Academic Title at School: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Author of Moneymatics: Where Money and Mathematics Meet
Victor O. Okafor, Ph.D., is the Professor & Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University
Don't miss these author presentations at the 37th Annual First Year Experience Convention February 10 -13, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, TX.
Saturday, February 10th
W-11 | Moving from Learning Styles to Research Based Learning Strategies
1-5 pm | Presidio C
Marsha Fralick, Cuyamaca Community College
W-16 | Exploration Before Declaration: Helping Our Students Find Their Calling
If you will be in attendance at ACJS this February, don't miss these Kendall Hunt author presentations!
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Drug Crimes: Pharmaceuticals and Criminal Justice System Response to Opioids
Name: Stan L. Breckenridge
School: California State University, Fullerton
Academic Title at School: Senior Lecturer
As a publishing company, we value our authors who present us with content that we can help bring to life. This month, let’s get to know Ellen Zimmerman and Debi Keyzer, co-authors of the eCurriculum, Bridging the First Year Experience!
Name: Joseph Cuseo
School: Marymount College
Academic Title at School: Professor Emeritus, Psychology; Director, First-Year Seminar at Marymount College
Michael Jolly - Ryerson University
Author of ‘The Global Economy: from the Great Depression to the Great Recession’
Here at Kendall Hunt, we have a very special employee to feature this month – one who has been with us for 40 years!
Lynn Steines is the Event Planning Manager who sees to convention logistics and special events for all of our divisions and works with various internal departments to plan successful events.
Seeing as this year marks Lynn’s 40th anniversary with the company, we asked her what she loves most about working at Kendall Hunt and this is what she said:
By Dr. Marsha Fralick (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Author: College and Career Success, Career Success, Native American College and Career Success, interactive online and custom textbooks.
When it comes to Millennials and classroom engagement, the generation is heavily maligned – denounced (albeit, with a shimmer of home) by Time magazine as the “me me me generation” -- and most critically, constantly rebuked for their love of social media and smartphones: over 98% of Millennials own a smartphone, accordi
The professional proposal writing courses at Rutgers University are built around a single concept – that students learn how to write in the business and technical fields through ownership
Drew A Curtis, Ph.D.Assistant Professor and Director | Angelo State UniversityAuthor of Abnormal Psychology: Myths of “Crazy”
Tell us and your fellow KH authors more about your education and publishing journey!
1. Please describe your educational background.
This month for our employee feature, we’re spotlighting one of our southerners, Whitney Curtis!
Hailing from Alabama, Whitney came to Kendall Hunt by way of a musical past and a life on stage! Currently serving as an Acquisitions Editor, she covers schools in Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle region.
Walking behind some students the other day I overheard a familiar refrain, “I am so stressed out! I have two papers due this week, and I have to work”. Her companion replied with “Don’t I know it! I help take care of my Grandmother and have a project and two exams coming up”.
Grab your popcorn, open the curtains, and get ready for a show because it’s employee spotlight time! Who’s this month’s star? None other than Kim Cueno!
Kim is an Administrative Assistant in Kendall Hunt’s Higher Education Division. She further explains, “I support ten author Account Managers. I assist them with the day-to-day managing and supporting many of our authors.”
In “Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the PreK -12 Classroom” (3rd Ed.), the authors talk about a student named Peyton who speaks several languages. Her grandmother speaks Spanish; her father and paternal grandfather speak Polish, and her mother speaks English. Upon Peyton’s arrival into the world, she was consistently spoken and read to by her respective relatives.
She may not always enjoy the attention, but it’s time to highlight another standout contributor to Kendall Hunt in our Employee Spotlight! Meet Kristy Kelly. We know her as the Senior Operations Support Assistant, but her friends and family know her as a sarcastic, cat loving, motorcycle riding, die-hard Cubs fan. Growing up in Durango, Iowa, she graduated from Hempstead High School and Magna Cum Laude from Clarke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
This month’s spotlight illuminates Curtis Ross, a Senior Acquisitions Editor with Kendall Hunt. Serving in this role since 2000, Curtis works with college professors to create materials tailored to the way they teach their courses. He attended Henrico High School and went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 1992.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day falling in January, the topic of diversity often becomes more paramount in the minds of educators.
Kicking off our 2017 employee spotlight is Bob Largent. Bob is a Senior Author Account Manager in the Higher Education Division. Born and raised in East Dubuque, he graduated from East Dubuque High School in 1993 and Clarke University in 1997 with a degree in marketing. In his position at Kendall Hunt, Bob manages the accounts of current authors in the states of Michigan, New England area, and Utah, Idaho, and Montana.
Maria NapoliAssociate Professor | Arizona State UniversityAuthor of Tools for Mindful Living: Practicing the Four Step Mindful MAC Guide
Here at Kendall Hunt we are lucky to work with so many fantastic authors! This month we are spotlighting author Peter Daempfle, author of Essential Biology: An Applied Approach.
We are pleased to announce the release of a NEW publication by Mohawk Valley Community College professor George J. Searles.
This year’s annual trip to NCA meant loading up and heading to the home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Rocky himself. This November, the Kendall Hunt team took on the National Communication Association (NCA) convention where the Higher Education division displayed their products and services. The convention was spread out over four days with over 1,000 sessions including many by Kendall Hunt authors.
Kendall Hunt Publishing has announced the release of a new publication by Cleveland State University Professors Ronnie A. Dunn, Donna M. Whyte, James Hardiman, Mittie Davis Jones, and Adriennie Hatten.
For some college students, the stress and expense of their college years can sometimes lead to a hurried approach when it comes to getting their degree. At a certain point, it can become less about what you will learn, but how fast you can get through the required courses to walk across that stage and finally enter the “real world.”
Since starting at Kendall Hunt as an intern in May, I have learned a lot. Having little experience in a business setting, I didn’t know what to expect coming in, but I quickly found out how fast-paced the job would be.
1. Don't skip out on orientations and welcome activities
Since starting at Kendall Hunt as an intern in May, I have learned a lot. Having little experience in a business setting, I didn’t know what to expect coming in, but I quickly... read more
1. Don't skip out on orientations and welcome activities When you first get to campus, you will have a ton of orientations, activity fairs and all kinds of welcome events. Don’t... read more