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How Are You Smart? Using Multiple Intelligences to Boost Learning

When you hear the word ‘music’, does it bring to mind a song or a particular instrument? Do you picture an album cover or see musical notation?  I’m sure everyone who reads this will have a different answer. That is because we are all unique in how we process information. Understanding how you acquire knowledge enables you to know your learning strengths, and knowing your individual learning strengths will help you to make the most of your studying.

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How to stay afloat in a world drowning in plastic

Plastic is the most prolific form of waste the world has ever seen. From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the heights of Mount Everest, humans have left no place untouched by plastic. Buildups of enormous quantities of plastic bags block sewage systems and produce toxins that seep into water supplies. Eventually, these toxins can enter our bodies, leading to many bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.

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Engaging Students and the Community in Meaningful Service

As a school, we intentionally look for ways to extend service learning opportunities across disciplines and divisions, engaging students of all ages and the community at large. Service learning projects are carried out within a cycle that includes investigation and research, leading to preparation, leading to action, and including thoughtful reflection by students throughout the process.

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Window into Learning: A Code to Foster Exploration and Collaboration

Walking through our library commons one day, I chanced upon students working together, coding and collaborating, designing new programs and applications as part of their AP Computer Science Principles course. In a video created at Concordia and posted online through the UTeach program at the University of Texas, our students share what this learning experience has meant to them.

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Elementary Student Government: A Servant-First Approach to Leadership

The task was straightforward, but there was a sense of hesitancy in the group of elementary student government representatives. The 8 and 9-year-olds walked energetically down the stairwell after meeting. Usually, after the working lunch meeting, the representatives would head out to recess along with their peers who had just finished lunch in the cafeteria.

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Source: Shine.com
Concordia student Ashley Tang has explored the little-known world of Thailand's coral reef, and in her article featured in Shanghai Daily she gives insight into a program that lets Concordia students do their part to help save this struggling ecosystem. Read more.