Author Archives: sopranoali

Faculty free speech?

Folks, we’re going to delve into something pretty dicey here, so as famous sorority chick at University of Maryland said, “Strap yourself down to your chair, this is going to be a rough ride” (in so many words). I want … Continue reading Continue reading

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Disconnect to connect.

So I came across this picture the other day, and thought it was tragically hilarious. Funny, right? Or maybe, too honest. Example: I literally almost ran over a student on main street this weekend who was crossing the road on … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hands off, CISPA!

Typically I don’t include posts of the political persuasion because then everyone can figure out what a crazy libertarian I am. However, I think it is important to discuss this new CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act). This proposed … Continue reading Continue reading

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Veterans in Society Conference

This past Monday, I attended a Veterans in Society conference. Its key focus was the acclimation of veterans back into society, especially in a college setting. The speakers discussed everything from the military culture to maturity to testing out of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Connections Conference

Yesterday and today I attended the “connections” conference at the Inn at VT & Skelton Conference Center. To be completely honest, conference attendance (of at least 2 sessions) was required in a class I am taking for the Future Professoriate … Continue reading Continue reading

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Freire’s take

Those of you who read Pedagogy of Freedom may have had their memory jogged about a particularly terrible teacher or experience they had sometime in the course of academic growth. For me in particular, my 5th grade teacher and my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Linking to the motherblog: bringing us together

I guess instead of “mother-blog”, for the “GEDI” course, we should be linking up to the death star? Maybe that is too negative. Or just not funny. I’m actually really excited about looking at other blogs in the class. One … Continue reading Continue reading

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Unwavering Curiosity

So, we talked about unwavering curiosity in class last week. How do we, as teachers, inspire unwavering curiosity? I have found, if you are lucky, there will be moments once or twice a semester where you can see the “gears” turning. … Continue reading Continue reading

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GEDI First Class Reflections

So I went to the first class for Pedagogy in the GEDI (Graduation Education Development Institute). Sidenote: This is pronounced “JEDI”, as in, Luke I am your father Jedi. Star Wars puns abound, including that we the students currently maintain … Continue reading Continue reading

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