Sunday, May 12, 2024

Another Kind Review of Innovative College Teaching


5.0 out of 5 stars
A great way to reinject enthusiasm and fun into courses

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As a Ph.D. researcher and instructor (in many classes, labs, work, and conferences) I really appreciate what’s here in abundance: a true enthusiasm for not just exciting students but engaging them in their own instruction. This isn’t the easiest way to teach. It’s much easier to pull out a long-written lecture, lecture it, give tests, and walk away to repeat boringly until retirement. But the unique examples and nuggets of keen experience offered here make teaching both more fun and more effective, for both the student and the instructor. I particularly liked the parts that dealt with the following topics: using abstract cartoons; unexpected icebreakers; extra credit projects that can’t be accepted; why not to use PowerPoint; how to do open-note exams; and the “last bits of wisdom” which are often profound. For anyone who is going to take on the responsibilities and duties of an instructor, this short book is a “must read.” Highly recommended!

Friday, May 3, 2024

Another Kind Amazon Review of Innovative College Teaching Book

Although aimed at educators looking for “outside-of-the-box ideas” teaching college students, parents who want to inspire their children to enjoy higher education can benefit from it as well. As Perry Binder stated “Most of the books on college teaching are loaded with advice that tells you how to teach (Be passionate; Be flexible; Be yourself!), rather than show you by example how to teach.”

This book is presented in two parts: innovative teaching techniques and innovative master teachers. First, Binder (a licensed attorney who teaches law and business ethics to college students) discussed his teaching philosophy, online classes, artificial intelligence, exam prep, student engagement, and his college professor journey. Next he interviewed thirteen professors in the Education, Entrepreneurship, Law, Science, Technical Education, and Business departments.

The Appendix has useful anecdotes, pedagogy information, and sample classroom materials. The “Using AI to Develop Classroom Modules” highlights how the author uses his teaching method on emerging technologies.


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Finishing My 24th Year at GSU


As students requested, I changed my Twitter profile pic to our mascot Pounce and me for the last week of class in Legal & Ethical Environment of Business.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Student Presentations on AI

Wrapping up the semester in Internet Law with presentations on how AI is changing various professions for the better and worse.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

A Kind International Review: Innovative College Teaching


5.0 out of 5 stars An amusing and engaging path through university teaching of law
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2024
This book has a wealth of experience and uses different university teachers to write 13 of the chapters of the book. From icebreakers at the start of the course, to the use of AI and project work, it provides a good overview of teaching commercial law. There are also 15 Appendices at the back which provide context and some YouTube links.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Another Kind International Review: 99 Motivators for College Success

 Posted on Amazon in India

5.0 out of 5 staRelatable
 Reviewed in India on March 28, 2024
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I wish I could have read this book, “99 Motivators for College Success” when I was college student. Still, going through the book, I could easily relate to the insights given especially with regard to the transition from high school to college life. All in all, with three sections, Ninety Nine Motivators, Nine Takeaways, Nine Personal Goals, makes the path to college a lot easier. The book gives enough motivation to jot down a tip or a quote that reverberates with the reader. A must read for all young voyagers who are out to explore the world.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Very Kind Amazon International Reviews: 99 Motivators for College Success

 Maria Jonas

5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift of Wisdom for My College-Bound Son!
Reviewed in Germany on 21 March 2024
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As my son embarks on his college journey, I wanted to equip him with the tools and inspiration needed to thrive academically and personally. That's why I chose to gift him "99 Motivators for College Success" by Perry Binder J.D.

This book comes highly recommended, having been sent to rising high school seniors across the country by Randolph College through its Book Award Program. It's not just a collection of tips and quotes; it's a comprehensive guide to navigating the challenges and opportunities of college life.
Trusted Mumma
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air!
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2024
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As a former K-6 teacher, I was drawn to the fresh feel of the blurb of this book. Finding educators who love what they do, who desire to impart richness and plant seeds of possibility in their students (or total strangers) are always worth my time.
This book did not disappoint.
No, I won't be going to college (as I am Aussie who has had her fill of University degrees and formal study at this point) but the passion of the author, the bite sized pieces of wisdom, and the engaging story writing are just some of the reasons to read this book.
Yes, no doubt, college students will benefit from its down to earth advice, that dares to encourage dreaming BIG, taking measured risks and choosing things you love.
It's voices like these that we need more of these days, and I for one feel richer for having listened to this very entertaining writers voice.
It is a refreshingly different read, human, honest, raw, funny...and that is what makes it great!
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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Amazon #1 BEST SELLER in Educational Counseling: 99 Motivators for College Success

99 Motivators is doing very well in this Kindle category.

Each year from 2016-2022, 99 Motivators for College Success was sent to hundreds of rising high school seniors across the country by Randolph College (Virginia) through its Book Award Program.

In 99 Motivators, Perry Binder is one part professor, one part career mentor, and one part classroom cheerleader. His Motivators, insightful stories, and takeaways are presented in bite-sized tips and quotes on college success in class, in career choices, and in life. Most of the Motivators are serious, some are quirky, and they all have universal messages for college and high school students. In this book, Perry gives away all of his teaching secrets, including advice on how to study for multiple choice exams and how to write model essay exam answers.


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Amazon's #1 BEST SELLER in Teacher & Student Mentoring: Innovative College Teaching

Grateful that ICT is again Amazon's #1 BEST SELLER in Teacher & Student Mentoring (February & March 2024)

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