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Katrin Becker
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What do you think of having a summer “off”? Do you think kids suffer from being away from school for 2 months in the summer? I think it is essential. I worry about what we lose when kids don’t have free time. I was listening to a radio program the other…

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At a time when many have just finished either high school, or something in higher ed, this is worth watching. More than once. “Published on 3 Oct 2013 Comedian-musician Tim Minchin addresses graduates at the University of Western Australia where he was…

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This post is a further exploration of the “How do we re-teach something?” question raised in a previous post. Suppose, for whatever reason, you (the teacher) realize your students didn’t understand something you have already ‘covered’. What should you do?…

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It seems to be one of the “in” things right now. What does it really mean? Is it always a good thing? How can it be implemented in a way that is meaningful? What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | MindShift | KQED News. What does it…

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Apparently learning to print and write is no longer important after grade one. the focus will be on keyboarding. Why? Did anyone give any serious thought to what we might lose by not teaching people how to write by hand? As it turns out, we could be…

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For anyone who’s ever wondered what it means for a game to be 1st person, isometric, top-down, etc, here’s a handy illustrated guide: Types of Game Perspectives | Mozzastryl. Here are some simplified images:

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I’ve been pondering this for some time now. It is easier now than ever before in history to get your word out there. This blog is an excellent example. All I need is a little bit of computer knowledge and to have access to one. I don’t need to know the…

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I blogged about sessionals earlier this month and the claim was that sessionals (adjuncts) are sessionals because they don’t want tenure track positions. It may be true for some, but it’s certainly not true for all of us, and it may not even be true for…

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You know how chance or fleeting encounters with people who cross your path can sometimes leave a lasting impression? The man who drove the forklift at the local feed store has become a symbol in our household. He is a reminder that pride in one’s work is…

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Running Towards Publication, Then Walking Away – Culture Digitally. This article caught my eye for a number of reasons. For one thing, I’m just finishing a book and so I’m thinking about this a fair bit, but for another, I do not have a permanent position…
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