Advice for Educators

Tribal College Writing: The Bumpy Road to Success

May 2nd, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Barbara Komlos

Educators should consider alternative strategies when teaching writing skills at tribal colleges.TCJ PAID CONTENT

Searching Globally When Devising New Teaching Methodologies

Feb 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Elizabeth McClain and Annette Vander Ven

Searching globally for teaching methodologies in statistics proved rewarding at Aaniiih Nakoda College.TCJ PAID CONTENT

Best Practices on Creating a Successful Internship Program

Nov 9th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Finding the Artist Within: Student Projects in the Humanities

May 1st, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Eric Jurgens

Creative projects in an otherwise text-heavy Introduction to Humanities course reveal the artistic process and offer an avenue of expression to students. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Empowered Learning: Bringing Culture into the Classroom

Feb 6th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Elise Krohn

In my most successful teaching moments I become invisible. I witness students light up with enthusiasm as they share their stories and go on to mentor others. A sense of power and pride wells up in them. They embrace their ancestors’ rich traditions and carry that knowledge forward as their own. These are the moments I strive for, but they are not easily attained. It has taken me years of practice. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Learning Behavioral Health and Wellness the Native Way

Oct 31st, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Amanda Takes War Bonnett

The Master of Arts degree program in human services at Sinte Gleska University on South Dakota’s Rosebud Sicangu Lakota reservation has enjoyed success delivering an exciting and relevant graduate program in tribal and behavioral health. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Honoring Identity with Young Adult Novels

May 15th, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Donna Miller

Offering young adult literature that features Native American protagonists promotes cultural identity, validates their own experiences, and motivates them to read. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Improving Student Assessment

Feb 25th, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Kelly Sassi

An intense, well-designed collaborative effort yields a better reflection of student gains in writing and and gives middle, high school, and college teachers and staff a chance to share strategies and goals. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Building New Programs at Tribal Colleges

May 15th, 2012 | | No Comments »
By Dr. Douglas K. Stevens

At a time when American Indians are drastically underrepresented in the hard sciences, and as federal agencies show interest in addressing the issue, Salish Kootenai College’s success in starting a four-year life sciences degree program virtually from scratch can offer guidance to other tribal colleges wishing to establish similar programs. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Through Woksape Oyate, we share Our People’s Wisdom

Feb 9th, 2012 | | No Comments »

Recently, I witnessed many Native people of all ages and tribes sharing Native intellectual knowledge of generosity, talent, leadership, and spirituality at the gathering of the Woksape Oyate. Lakota for “Wisdom of the People,” Woksape Oyate is a project of the American Indian College Fund meant to build intellectual capital at tribal colleges. TCJ PAID CONTENT