Category Archives: GEDI 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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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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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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Outsourced Grading and the Degradation of the Modern Professoriate

I stole the link in this post from my friend and colleague Sascha Engel’s Facebook, so I first want to give credit where credit is due. But this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website discusses the recent phenomenon … Continue reading Continue reading

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Multitasking

What is multitasking? Is it beneficial or harmful? Apparently, it is a process in mind to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. From educational perspective, the issue is to define the attitude towards this notion and the way it is assessed in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Literacy and wisdom…

I have already had the chance to know so many different people in this life, from various social and educational backgrounds. I have met the most brilliant minds and the warmest hearts, but I also met people whose essence I could not ‘smell’… The interesting thing, still not obvious to everyone, is that knowledge is […] Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophy

I was told by some colleagues a few years into their PhD Programs that writing their own teaching philosophies was the hardest task of their academic careers thus far (I’m assuming the “thus far” leaves room for their dissertations to be harder).  After writing my teaching philosophy for this class, I concur.  This assignment was(…) Continue reading

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Digital Sabbath

Like the rest of us I am constantly connected with the outside world via my iPhone or other digital connetions.  As the weather has warmed up over the last few weeks, I have spent most Saturdays hiking.  The result has been hours of disconnection…..disconnection from tasks, responsibilities, and people.  I was missing some things…..but nothing(…) Continue reading

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Evaluating the evaluator

Every week, the same story… I spend hours reading and preparing the recitations, I am excited to ask them questions and set the class on fire, but when I arrive in the classroom, I find those blank faces sending me the message: ‘ok, whatever you have prepared for us today… deliver!’ In addition to these […] Continue reading

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A Teaching Philosophy Draft

Who and what we are is determined by our environment: social and economic, political and parental. But most importantly, it is shaped and formed by our technologically mediated environment. It is not so important, then, who and what we are, … Continue reading Continue reading

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