Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lifelong Learning Resources

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. " ~John Cotton Dana

When Katia, our class tutor, suggested this topic for our first blog entry, I was excited! Using the Library and the Learning Center are two of the best ways to improve skills and develop excellent study habits.

My connection to the College learning resources is personal. Working in the Learning Center was my first assignment, and I loved it! My understanding of the learning process was greatly enhanced: I observed that successful Math students spent time there every day. And motivated English students came regularly for assistance from instructors and tutors to strengthen their voices.  

Later, I worked closely with the Library and my appreciation for that place and those who serve there grew as well. Our Librarians are “world-class” and the other staff are also committed to helping students and Library patrons.

Those who work in the other college learning resources also want students to succeed and give the best of themselves every day.

As you can see, I value the learning resources at the College.  Going to the Library, the Learning Center, Counseling, and all the other college resources revitalizes me and keeps tied to the community of learning. When I share new sources and new ways of doing things with my colleagues, I feel excited about teaching and even about living. The friendships I maintain in those wonderful centers are precious. As an instructor, I use our learning resources often, and I hope to see you, my students there too!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I'm excited about blogging in our ESL class this semester. You can use this page to get ideas for writing and to connect with other students. Blogging is new for me as well, so I hope you'll share your ideas and suggestions on how to use it in interesting ways!