Monthly Archives: May 2013

Quotes on Teaching by Parker Palmer

“Relational trust is built on movements of the human heart such as empathy, commitment, compassion, patience, and the capacity to forgive.” “As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rewarding Curiosity….

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Manage Your Carrier

One of the most common questions I hear from graduate students is how to have a successful carrier and prepare for the academic job market. In my opinion, it is not just to be successful in job market but to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Reflections on Blogging

Blogging about blogging…meta reflection seems appropriate for the end of the semester. It’s not that there aren’t a bunch of other topics I could blog about.  I actually have a list of thoughts I wanted to compose posts about on … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in GEDI Spring 2013

Communications Skills and Assessment

Communication Skills Resource: One of the important goals of Convergence is to improve the ability of studentsand trainees to communicate with peers, professionals, and the public. Toward this goal, Convergence has adopted the use of assessment rubrics. A rubric is … Continue reading Continue reading

Reflections from Parker Palmer

The following reflections are excerpts from The Courage to Teach:  A Guide to Reflection and Renewal, by Parker Palmer.  Enjoy. Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. Identity lies in the intersection of the diverse forces that make up life, while integrity lies in relating […] Continue reading

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More on Wikipedia

A little while back, I discussed the secret use of Wikipedia and a possible grade Hypocrisy. However, to briefly continue that conversation, the American Historical Association, today, posted an article by historian Peter Webster titled Wikipedia, Authority and the Free rider … Continue reading Continue reading

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A real world case study example Posting #2

In my last post, I described a case study that I came up for a course in which I gave a guest lecture. Because I have already described the course and case study, I will not rehash those details in this post. Please refer to Posting #1 for those details if interested. This second posting(…) Continue reading

I Don’t Like TED Talks

I realize I might be one of the few individuals in this country to not be in love with TED (and TEDx) Talks. It seems that people swarm to them on YouTube like ants to a summer picnic, but if I’m being honest, they generally don’t “do it” for me. I wish I were an English major(…) Continue reading

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That I may serve~

Being a faculty in a university for me rhymes with the single concept of Service.Service:And, in service I uphold the service to students, university and to the community:To students: As a faculty member, one embraces the choice to serve the students t… Continue reading

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