Author Archives: Shaun Riebl, MS, RD

About Shaun Riebl, MS, RD

Shaun K. Riebl, MS, RD PhD Student Virginia Tech Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (0430) Water INTERface: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management 229 Wallace Hall Blacksburg, VA 24061 email: sriebl@vt.edu

GEDI Reflection

After Wednesday night’s class I wanted to take a moment to reflect over the semester in GEDI. I remember when I first came into the class, I had a sense of anxiety and uncertainty: Would I be torn apart for not … Continue reading Continue reading

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What to do as a teacher…

I know this is a bit late and I am not trying to ruffle feathers or dwell on a tragedy. After what happen in Boston almost a week ago, I thought about how I would go about addressing my learners … Continue reading Continue reading

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Congrats to Our Classmate Daniel!

Not sure if anyone got a chance to read it yet, but today in VT’s News Student Edition, our classmate Daniel Daniel Estuardo Mogrovejo Carrasco was recognized for his research that was presented and recently published as well as his award winning … Continue reading Continue reading

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Digital Distractions.

Reading Fischman’s blurb about a University of Colorado’s professor confronting some of her “laptop face-planted”  students about the relationship she observed between their grades, which were lower, and those not sniffing their laptop screens, got me thinking about my experiences with multitasking. … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to handle plagiarism

A classmate posted this article on the CN.com (social networking site we are piloting in the GEDI Contemporary Pedagogy class) and thought it would be a good read for us in PFP considering our upcoming discussion(s) on academic integrity. It … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is the grade really worth it?

Check this out…my brother who is 17 posted this on his Facebook wall Sunday: Yesterday Here’s an idea! Can we base the value on a human NOT on what their grades are? Unlike ·  Kohn’s “The Case Against Grades” essay furthered … Continue reading Continue reading

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Changing the pattern.

What brought you to college? What about grad school? Why do you want to be here? These and other questions came to my mind while thinking about resistance in the classroom and who is truly responsible for learning. “OK Shaun, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Plagiarism: It’s not just about you.

Although this can now be considered “old” news since it is a few days old, I wanted to share it with the class considering our upcoming class(es) will be addressing academic integrity. Dr. Benjamin A. Neil is the Towson prof … Continue reading Continue reading

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Being Learner-Centered & Seeing the Connections

This past week’s readings provided great practical examples and recommendations on being a “learner-centered” teacher. Dr. Campbell’s “trade” of compliance for curiosity resonates with where our focus can be when teaching. Middendorf and Kalish’s, Dr. Fowell’s, and Maryellen and Weimer’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Clarity.

After reading “Searching for the Missing Sea Otters: An Ecological Detective Story,” I am beginning to see PBL much clearer. Maybe its the repetition, maybe its the past readings, or maybe its those cute little sea otters…na, probably not. BUT…I … Continue reading Continue reading

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