Author Archives: HJ.DeWaard

Bicycles for the Mind

And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” ~ Steve Jobs From Popova, … Continue reading

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What is Teaching Practice?

It’s often when you stop and think, as I’ve done in the past few weeks, that you can stumble over the most basic question. In an effort to think more clearly about the basic elements of my teaching practice, I … Continue reading

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An Ethos of Care (#OER20 Conference Presentation)

Caring is a sustained emotional investment in an individual’s well-being, characterized by a desire to take actions that will benefit that person.” Weiner & Auster (2007) This is our open, online presentation for the OER20 Conference that was scheduled for … Continue reading

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Care in Community

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have” Margaret Mead The FemEdTech group of caring people is such a group. This group has no formal membership. Those in the group … Continue reading

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Thinking about Feedback

“What leads you onWakes you in the nightWhat calls your nameWhen no one else can hear?What follows youThat even you cannot see… Follow that star. There is no one’s life but your own.Seize every fiberEvery feather and forceThat weaves through allSurrounding you.A … Continue reading

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Gone Away but Not Gone Forever

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill I’ve been gone from this blogging space for a while. As I look back over this past year’s posts, I notice a uniquely … Continue reading

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The End of a Conversation

“I think the best thing to take from the experience of losing someone close to us is to begin a life worth living right now. Not putting off for the future right action and virtuous living, but practising them immediately.” Doug … Continue reading

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Elevating Conversations

“Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.” Oscar Wilde I’ve had many conversations over the past several months. Nothing that concentrates on anything in particular. Nothing that stands out as revelational. In the grand scheme, it’s talking, … Continue reading

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