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What have I learned from Blogging?

Prior to the beginning of this semester, I had never written or posted a blog.  In the absence of course requirements to do so, I doubt that I would have started blogging on my own – in fact, I can … Continue reading Continue reading

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Grades? We don’t need no stinking grades?

This past week, our group had a discussion regarding grading in the performance of coursework, which got me to thinking, why grade? Not a metaphysical, what is the essence of grades, question, instead I was curious why we didn’t go Great Books. Great B… Continue reading

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Grades? We don’t need no stinking grades?

This past week, our group had a discussion regarding grading in the performance of coursework, which got me to thinking, why grade? Not a metaphysical, what is the essence of grades, question, instead I was curious why we didn’t go Great Books. Great B… Continue reading

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Assessment and Feedback

This week, our discussion centered around grading and assessment issues and the potential negative effects that grading and assessment can have on learning outcomes. The Observer Effect.  The original purpose of grading was to quantify the quality of student learning. … 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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Infographics: Education + Stable Job= Living Longer with a better quality of life.

I will never get tired of saying education….education….education is the key for almost everything! I am sorry if I talk to much about education and health, I just can’t help it!!! It is important for students that plan to be professors to see the impact of their teaching in their students. Professors have many responsibilities,  […] Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Learning?

In thinking about one of the topics from this past week, “who is responsible for learning” I am drawn towards my previously written “Teaching Philosophy” statement (which is in need of a revision before being submitted for the GEDI class!). Essentially, my view is that student learning is split equally between instructor and students in(…) Continue reading

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Whitmore’s Auto-ethnography of the syllabus assignment. Part 1 or: My attempt at a lazy allie brosh whilst explaining the problem of limited accessibility of teacher administrative resources

So today I was thinking of doing work before 9:00 AM, which many people claim to do, but are often times doing it thanks to drugs:                 *The brown stuff is coffee, or just speedballs, who knows, r… Continue reading

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Whitmore’s Auto-ethnography of the syllabus assignment. Part 1 or: My attempt at a lazy allie brosh whilst explaining the problem of limited accessibility of teacher administrative resources

So today I was thinking of doing work before 9:00 AM, which many people claim to do, but are often times doing it thanks to drugs:                 *The brown stuff is coffee, or just speedballs, who knows, r… Continue reading

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Apparel and Authenticity

In class this week, we talked briefly about the importance of being “authentic” in the classroom.  I can understand some of the reasoning behind this — it makes sense to me that we are better teachers when we are playing … Continue reading Continue reading

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