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whys and hows

the pencil demonstration – an example of technology that doesn’t fail (and passive aggressive means to reduce lap top use in classrooms) used to leave me satisfied. not so much anymore.  but i am still struggling to see how technology improves the teaching environment. okay. challenge is to collaborate by curating videos on education/technology. my personal comfort alarm bells that someone will find out i don’t know anything need to be silenced – i push on. wait. omidog i’m so […]

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whys and hows

the pencil demonstration – an example of technology that doesn’t fail (and passive aggressive means to reduce lap top use in classrooms) used to leave me satisfied. not so much anymore.  but i am still struggling to see how technology improves the teaching environment. okay. challenge is to collaborate by curating videos on education/technology. my personal comfort alarm bells that someone will find out i don’t know anything need to be silenced – i push on. wait. omidog i’m so […]

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Happy

  you can’t help but tap toes and feel happy happy happy when listening to this song.  for a while i was trying to use the song as a mantra when student issues or more likely administrative bungles got me in the un- part. cartwheels – couldn’t resist this one: because cartwheels are fun – sometimes the consequences not so much.  thinking of the person who owns the toe – pure bliss. finally – women and words and wine.  it’s […]

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Challenges of the day

Having joined @ontarioextend #oext116, i find myself thwarted in my daily challenges. ‘just do 5 minutes in the morning’ pleads my tech savvy friend. ugh. there are a myriad of reasons this past week that have resulted in no progress in my daily challenges. reasons. rationalizations. po-tay-toe. po-tat-o. i didn’t do many. diving into the marking again to post comments on my students’ progress in their ‘new to you’ assignment: a regular in the critical thinking course i teach wherein […]

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birdsong

Patch #21 – Just Listen Chuck Pearson, Tusculum College, Tennessee The goal is not for the student to mimic your own explanation; the goal is for the student to arrive at their own accurate explanation. That’s not something that happens without intention. That’s something you can make specific plans to develop in the way you organize a class meeting or an assignment. But that requires listening to students in the moment. Feedback isn’t just helpful with a graded report or […]

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rubberize this sucker

what prompt? i am trying something new. something exhilarating. ground-breaking. earth-shattering. terrifying. blogging. oh dear lord. what has happened to the sanctuary of my education? fellow extenders – thank you for the easy welcome. and please bear with me as i stretch some under-used (but well-intended) muscles. or at least start to develop them. i plan on walking through the forest without any breadcrumbs. someone will come and get me, right? please?! why? because i am unhappy with the current […]

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