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Michael Rutledge

What is your major/minor?

Athletic Training

What year in school are you?

Sophomore

Interesting fact?

I don't care for the Beatles' music at all. That was liberating.

What do you do outside of being a busy student?

I spend 98.3% of my free time at the lake (in the summer) or up in the mountains (during the winter) with my phone turned off, and guitar or banjo in hand.

How many semesters have you been facilitating?

1

Which courses do you facilitate for now, or have in the past?

BIOL 1107K

What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how does SI (Supplemental Instruction) relate to those?

My short term goal is to graduate, and my long term goal is to work for a company that specializes in veteran care.

What is your favorite SI moment?

When the students of the class I facilitate for began to form their own study groups. They came together in a way that really showed that they were interested in other peoples' success in the class. It was really inspiring.

What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?

Learning new methods and techniques that help people learn.

What study tips/techniques do you have for students?

COLLABORATE! Learning is so much easier with like-minded people you can discuss the material with.

What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?

Nucleic acids, a whole lot... is that weird?

What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?

I'm a fan of "speed dating," where students write five questions over the material that is still troubling them. They make two lines and, in pairs, have a discussion about their questions. Without fail someone has a different way of explaining it that helps someone else understand the concept.

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