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Rowing Continues To Grow At Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College has become a powerhouse in the rowing community within a sport which has always been classed as the last bastion of amateurism in the sporting world. Rowing has been a major part of the growth of the college since it was established more than 60 years ago and plays a big part in the consistently widening reach of a college chasing down its 12th rowing national championship; Orange Coast College has become a dominant force in the growing community through the impressive nature of the program which has dominated the novice category for decades.


Unlike many college and professional sports, the Orange Coast College rowing program has become a major community within the college with many members of the rowing program going on to find success at the four-year colleges this small community college battles at the annual national championships. The success of the program has been credited with having a transformative effect on the majority of the more than 80 candidates trying out for a spot on the men’s team and 40 fighting for a place on the female crew. Building a level of teamwork and overall success has been linked to the growth in academic success many of those who make their way to Orange Coast College are chasing.


Rowing may have seen the profile of Orange Coast College raised to new levels of success but the academic achievements of the institution have seen the accredited institution ranked 65th from the more than 5,000 registered institutions awarding Associates Degrees. A number of achievements have been developed at the college including an active math and sciences department alongside an impressive horticultural academic body responsible for the development of a number of tropical species rarely seen in North America. Another reason for the popularity of Orange Coast College has been the development of the campus with a high-profile minimalistic approach to the design of the former Armed Forces base into the modern Orange Coast College. Learn more:


Classdojo Collaborates with PERTS to Help Change Students’ Attitude Towards Learning

The news about a compelling research that will help students change their discernment of themselves as learners has gotten many teachers excited. Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor, found out that when kids are told that their brains are flexible and can be able develop their abilities helps them to embrace learning. The research gives teachers the type of environment that they have always wanted in class. The struggles that teachers have always had in the past to weave the right mindset through teaching will now be cracked.


Ed-tech the company that owns ClassDojo will team up with Stanford Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) center, to help create five animated videos. These videos will contribute to growing the mindset of students and will use ClassDojo characters that are well known by students.


When ClassDojo was created it begun as a behavior management tool that enabled the teachers to shape a positive behavior in students by awarding them points. Today ClassDojo has grown to become a communication platform that teacher now use to share videos, photos and text of students’ class activities with parents. Presently ClassDojo is used by teachers in more than half of all US schools and 180 other countries worldwide.


Dave Paunesku who is the executive director of PERTS expressed his excitement working with ClassDojo due to its ability to access many teachers around the world. The study that will be connected will not be restricted to videos only, but will also study and see what the teachers are doing on a daily basis. Working together with the teachers will help the collaborating team understand what strategies that teachers use work and those that are not functioning.


ClassDojo already can gather information through videos, photos and messages. These materials will be utilized by PERTS understand better how to grow students’ mindset.


The videos that will be made for the students will be released by ClassDojo for a period of five weeks and will be free. The videos will be in released in sequence, and the topics will to be tought will include; week 1 video: A secret about the brain week 2 video: The magic of mistakes, week 3 video: The power of “yet”, week 4 video: The mysterious world of neurons, week 5 video: Little by little. All these videos will be based on real evidence research.


The new strategies will see ClassDojo give teachers a way to ensure that their ideas work in their classes.


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