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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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Lessons in “Multi-Tasking”

More often than not, successful individuals claim they are great at multi-tasking. However, the literature suggests that we really can’t multi-task, but instead “task-switch”. I too used to think I was so great at multitasking. Cut to January 2012 in Lake Tahoe for a ski trip. While heading out the door to walk over to(…) 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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StrengthsQuest Results — Commentary and Cautions

In class recently, we each were asked to take the StrengthsQuest inventory, which is a test designed to identify our top five “strengths.”  My top five, in order are: Competition Deliberative Individualization Learner Restorative Taking The Test.  I’m generally a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Analytics of adult puppies in comparison to horrible music.

I am using the iPad blogger app for this post, please bear with me. I am in thesis land this weekend and I have limited resources to explore gedi training, at the moment. I do have a computer in my hands so I wanted to see what could happen. This is wh… Continue reading

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Analytics of adult puppies in comparison to horrible music.

I am using the iPad blogger app for this post, please bear with me. I am in thesis land this weekend and I have limited resources to explore gedi training, at the moment. I do have a computer in my hands so I wanted to see what could happen. This is wh… 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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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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StrengthsFinder – Signature Themes

Last week in GEDI we were able to compete the “StrengthsQuest” StrengthFinder Assessment. Having performed similar assessments in the past I wasn’t really surprised by the results of this poll. My signature themes (aka Top 5 out of a possible 34) were identified as: Competition Achiever Learner Significance Command Really not a shock to me. At(…) Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of a Gradeless Class

Oops, my apologies. Getting a blog post up last week just didn’t happen. (Please don’t fail me in GEDI Dr. Fowler!) Anyways, our topic last week revolved around Grading and Assessment of students. We had some readings which talked about simply eliminating grades. My initial reaction: “This has to be a joke supported by people(…) Continue reading

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