Jared Durden and Andrew Crocker set out to meet their coworkers at Ozarks Technical Community College. Each episodes introduces a new member of the college who teaches Jared and Andrew something they didn't know before. Join Jared and Andrew on their adventure as they learn about a broad range of fascinating topics, their colleagues, and maybe even friendship.
Episode 43: Bob Jahnke-" A day in the life of a Navigator"
We are back! In this back to school episode we meet Navigator for Arts, Science, and Bussiness, Bob Jahnke. We get to know more about Bob and the journey he took here to OTC. Finally we answer the question, "What about Bob?". This is the second episode in our Student Success series where we seek to better understand the role of Navigators at the college. Make sure to reach out with your questions to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to me or Andrew in the hall. Check out another thrilling episode as we walk through, "A day in the life of a Navigator"
Episode 42: Ginger Luke-"What is Student Success?"
We are back! In this back to school episode we meet Director of Student Success, Ginger Luke. We spill the Tea and learn about the creation, implementation, and direction of Student Success at OTC. This is the first in our Student Success series where we seek to better understand the role of Navigators at the college. Make sure to reach out with your questions to me, at email@example.com, or talk to me or Andrew in the hall. Check out another thrilling episode as we learn "What is Student Success?"
Episode 41: Kari Hanks-"What is RootEd?"
We are back! In this special summer episode we meet RootEd regional director, Kari Hanks. Spoiler alert, Andrew knows her from childhood. Kari informs us on her role in and the amazing work RootEd is doing in the state of Missouri. Join us as she takes us on a journey from pouring petri dishes to changing the lives of young Missourians. Check out another thrilling episode as we learn "What is RootEd?"
Episode 40: Dr. Jessica Gerard-"A brief history of travel"
We are back! In this episode we meet now Retired History Instructor, Dr. Jessica Gerard. Dr. Gerard discusses her time here at OTC and reflects on what she learned from teaching in America. She recounts her tenure including her leadership in the student trips to China. Check out another thrilling episode as we engage in "A brief history of travel."
Episode 39: John Fishback-"Why do we give grades?"
We are back! In this episode we meet Bio clinical Science instructor, John Fishback. John discusses the concept of specification grading. He explains that specification grading is a type of assessment where students are graded based on whether or not they meet specific criteria or specifications.
Fishback notes that this type of grading allows students to focus on mastering specific skills and knowledge, rather than worrying about earning points or grades. He explains that students are given a list of specific learning outcomes, and they must demonstrate their mastery of each outcome in order to receive a passing grade.
We also wish Andrew a Happy Birthday and complain about aging.
Episode 38: Joseph McTaggart-"Emotional Labor and Intelligence in the classroom."
Welcome to this episode of Oh That's Cool! Today, we are excited to feature Joseph McTaggart, a Lead Paramedicine Instructor who is deeply committed to preparing his students for the realities and demands of the field. With a wealth of experience and expertise in paramedicine, Joseph offers invaluable insights into this crucial profession.
But that's not all. Joseph also delves into his research on Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Labor, exploring how this theory can inform a more comprehensive and meaningful approach to education. Join us as we explore the fascinating intersection of "Emotional Labor and Intelligence in the Classroom," and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of emotional awareness and resilience in our personal and professional lives.