Friday, February 3, 2023

Motivational Quotes from Classroom LIGHTBULBS book, Chapters 7-9


I will post three chapter quotes at a time to keep you fired up to teach each day. #FridayMotivation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Who is reading Classroom LIGHTBULBS?

Please keep sending me your selfies!


Reader's Favorite 5 Star Book Review of Classroom LIGHTBULBS


Thank you for the very kind words:

Reviewed by Joe Wisinski for Readers' Favorite

5 Stars

Classroom LIGHTBULBS for College Professors was written to give practical teaching tips to professors. It’s for both those who are new to teaching at the university level and those who have taught for years but want to re-invigorate their teaching by implementing fresh ideas. The book is divided into two parts. The first part is about the ideas the author, Perry Binder, has gleaned from his 20- plus years as a college professor. Binder also shares how the pandemic changed his teaching. The second part is about the LIGHTBULBS acronym. There are also a large number of appendices in which Binder writes about topics ranging from interviews with master teachers to books that inspired him, and much more. The author also provides space for professors to write down their experiences as they integrate with the LIGHTBULBS acronym. 

I’ve been an adjunct university professor for 18 years, which is one reason why I wanted to read this book. Although I’m experienced, there is always something new to learn. Classroom LIGHTBULBS for College Professors did not disappoint me. The book is eminently hands-on, packed with ideas that any professor can, and should, use to improve his or her classroom teaching and demeanor. I especially liked the numerous anecdotes and examples that Perry Binder shared. Any professor will be able to identify with them. I highly recommend this excellent book to both new and experienced professors, and high school teachers too. Congratulations to the author for writing an exceptional, practical, and fun-to-read book.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Motivational Quotes from Classroom LIGHTBULBS book, Chapters 4-6

 I will post three chapter quotes at a time to keep you fired up to teach each day. #MondayMotivation

Friday, January 27, 2023

Motivational Quotes from Classroom LIGHTBULBS book, Chapters 1-3

I will post three chapter quotes at a time to try and keep you fired up to teach each day. #FridayMotivation

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

She Taught Yale's Most Popular College Class Ever on Happiness. Then She Burnt Out


This article is proof that no one is immune from burnout and dips in emotion.  Speak with colleagues, possibly get professional help, and surround yourself with positive people.

The key to beating burnout is the same as the key to mental wellbeing generally, Santos insists. Do things that actually make people happy, even if you don't feel like it at first. ...

Finding time for these things often means cutting back on other activities that may feel hard to give up. More nights out with friends means dragging yourself away from the latest addictive Netflix show. Finding time for an identity-enrichinghappiness-boosting hobby will probably entail turning down some work commitments (research suggests this will actually improve your professional performance in the long run).

Article in INC. (referencing a piece in Time) - Click here

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Please send me selfies of you reading Classroom LIGHTBULBS

Lots of book buzz at Georgia State University today.  Thank you!

Friday, January 20, 2023

Social Media for Classroom LIGHTBULBS book


All - Please join me on social media, as we have fun with some of my classroom activities.  For example:

#FridayFunny In class, I'm known for my lame drawings but we have fun with it. #perrypics I will be posting actual drawings from class. Post comments with your guesses on what is going on in this picture. All lawyers and former students please do not give away what this scene is. #teaching #teachersofinstgram #teachers #studentsuccess #classroom #classroomlightbulbs



Monday, January 16, 2023

Goodreads: Classroom LIGHTBULBS for College Professors (and Curious Teachers)


New book listed on Goodreads. For those with an account, CLICK HERE.

Classroom LIGHTBULBS is available for purchase on AMAZON (Click here)

BURNT OUT?  Get fired up to teach in 2023 with funny, serious, and relatable classroom tips for professors and curious teachers.  Practical ways to engage students and YOU.