Excellence Awards Recipient Detail Information

Jim Kelly
Associate Professor, History & Humanities
Northeast State Community College
Recipient YouTube Video: Jim Kelly
Statement:  I am inspired by the prospect of learning something new every day, especially when it’s something I learn from my students. That’s why I value my students as learners rather than as test-takers. As Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Northeast State Community College, I help facilitate our Strategies for Teaching Excellence Program (STEP), a student-centered learning initiative based on self- regulated, active, and cooperative learning strategies that foster higher-order thinking skills. Participation in the implementation of STEP has convinced me that learning is so much more important than teaching, and this insight compels me to leave you with this advice: If you want your students to learn, you need to know when to stop teaching.

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