The Best Of Our Knowledge #1524 "Teachin' It At Community Colleges" | WAMC

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1524 "Teachin' It At Community Colleges"

Dec 5, 2019

Most students whose high school career was all about college preparation likely don’t end up in community college. That means teachers at community colleges have challenges that university instructors likely don’t even think about. Getting past those challenges is the topic of Felicia Darling’s new book Teachin’ It – Breakout Moves That Break Down Barriers for Community College Students. Dr. Darling is an education researcher and long-time community college math teacher. We talked about why she took on the project and who the book is aimed at.

Then, as the Army works to reach its recruiting goals, it's found that replacing on-campus recruiters with video games is one of the best ways to attract new soldiers. Increasingly, the military is holding e-sports events. And it's finding they're often more effective than traditional recruiting methods like visiting high schools or sending out brochures. From Denver, Taylor Allen reports for the American Homefront Project. This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Finally, we'll spend an Academic Minute with a new way to build homes.