Category Archives: Teaching

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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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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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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In Consideration of Due Dates

We live with them all the time. We work around them. We anticipate them or get anxious over them. Our lives are filled with due dates. Holidays are due dates. As we approach Christmas, I’m reflecting on the nature of … Continue reading

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Happiness in teaching

I’ve been doing this ‘first day of school’ experience for many, many years. It’s always the same, and yet it’s always so different. There’s the anticipation, the excitement, the nervous energy, the dreams that drive the passion, and the preparation … Continue reading

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CC Certification – discussion post

Creative Commons and Copyright For this response, I’m using my particular context, as a teacher educator in a higher education institution. Since the focus for this discussion is on how Creative Commons licenses work within copyright law, I’ll focus on … Continue reading

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