January 28, 2015

Writing cross-country with the Amtrak Residency Program

Writing cross-country with the Amtrak Residency Program

Taking a train ride soon? No matter your destination, Amtrak is encouraging people to get their creative writing juices flowing and… well, write while on the train!

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January 21, 2015

Getting on board with a campus common read

Getting on board with a campus common read

As an Earth/space science faculty member, do you struggle to find ways to bring your campus common read in to your STEM courses? Here are some ideas for ways to connect with this campus-wide initiative.

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January 14, 2015

#NationalMentoringMonth – a celebration for students and faculty

#NationalMentoringMonth - a celebration for students and faculty

Welcome to National Mentoring Month! Take a moment to honor and recognize outstanding mentoring practices and the people that have made a difference in your life.

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January 7, 2015

Ideas for the first day of class

Ideas for the first day of class

Are you ready for the first day of classes? What is your approach to the first day, and how will you get your students engaged in your course? Here are some resources to get you thinking of ways to kick off your semester…

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December 30, 2014

Spending some time unplugged – a New Year’s Resolution, perhaps?

Spending some time unplugged - a New Year's Resolution, perhaps?

We are never far away from cell phones and laptop computers – it seems just about all of our work involves being plugged in and connected. But let’s not forget the benefits to our own health and well-being when we step away from technology.

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December 26, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Students Mentoring Students

Dr. G's #AGU14 Spotlight - Students Mentoring Students

Can a student-to-student peer mentoring program be effective for first-time AGU presenters? See this story about a sophomore’s first time at AGU, and the graduate student that started at the same institution serving as her mentor.

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December 22, 2014

Guest Post – Natural Hazards Education and Communications

Guest Post - Natural Hazards Education and Communications

Welcome to the first-ever guest post on the GeoEd Trek blog, focusing on the teaching of landslides and earthquake dynamics in the Himalayas and the EGU 2015 session on Natural Hazards Education and Communications

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December 20, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Citizen Science

Dr. G's #AGU14 Spotlight - Citizen Science

The AGU Fall Meeting called attention to the growing opportunities and benefits of citizen science – especially work at the global level. Read about high altitude citizen science and the work of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

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December 19, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Union lunchtime forums

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Union lunchtime forums

For some, lunchtime is focused on food. For many at the AGU Fall Meeting, lunchtime is spent feeding ourselves with inspiring and innovative ideas presented during the Union General Sessions.

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December 17, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

To support our undergraduate student researchers and presenters, the AGU Fall Meeting offers sessions on best mentoring practices for faculty

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