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Laura Gibbs
Dedicatedly digital... teaching online for 10+ years. :-)
Dedicatedly digital... teaching online for 10+ years. :-)
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So excited about this: one of my students is a future teacher, and she's using her class project to build a portfolio of teaching materials to use for sharing what she's learning about India with her future students. https://sites.google.com/view/indianepicsforkids/home And the new Google Sites really is working well for everybody: I have not had any questions at all, unlike the old Google Sites where the navigation, in particular, caused all kinds of trouble. I am really happy that this project is something she can set in motion now, and then it can also grow as part of her professional presence online!

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Which is an excuse to share this... live...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYjBQKIOb-w

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As I said elsewhere, I really disagree with both the substance and style of Joshua Kim's latest piece in IHE, but thanks to some prodding from another convo here at G+ last night, I ventured a comment, and that comment elicited a couple of replies, and I replied to those replies. So, a convo did happen there and I am glad I decided to post. I feel like a broken record repeating the same things over and over, but that's part of the problem: we seem really STUCK when it comes to online, and every year we lose is another year of lost opportunity. So, I'll keep on repeating. :-)

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/distance-learning-conspiracy

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Acrostic poems: that would be a fun writing challenge to share with students!
From a book featuring acrostic poems for all the US Presidents (up to 1868, the year it was published), here is the rather gushing offering for George Washington, complete with accompanying moral lesson. How would Donald J Trump's acrostic read we wonder? And the moral lesson? – http://buff.ly/2lEvaja
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This is Jonathon's share which I followed to find the rules (see previous post). :-)

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And more from +Jonathan Rees ...
quote That’s why you can’t ignore the advent of online education no matter how well paid you are or how good your students happen to be
https://www.routledge.com/posts/10900 ... I can't afford the book (although it's not quite as out there as the other Routledge book I shared earlier today...), but I certainly agree with the nicely stated rules here at the Routledge promo site!
1 Every real student deserves individual attention from, and interaction with, a real teacher
2 Professors’ working conditions are their students’ learning conditions: professors without autonomy and agency cannot teach those characteristics
3 Your university is not broke: The root causes of IT decisions are ideological and political, not economic
4 Edtech wants to be free. FLOSS is the best way to build that freedom
5 It is the responsibility of the academic faculty to keep current on technological developments, no matter how far outside their comfort zone such learning may be

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Powerful stuff here for #growthmindset files. Perfectionism is one of the greatest perils of academic life. I say that as a recovering perfectionist...
quote The erroneous notion of “good perfectionism” is so widespread that many people struggle to distinguish toxic perfectionism from positive characteristics such as desiring achievement, striving for excellence, and setting high personal performance standards. Research by psychologist Thomas Greenspon indicates that it is a mistake to conflate perfection with a striving for excellence. Perfectionism and the desire to excel are not different locations on the same continuum; they are entirely different constructs. The notion of good perfectionism turns out to be a hopeless oxymoron. If perfectionists are successful at work, it is in spite of their perfectionism, not because of it
A perfectionist’s desperate need to appear flawless may sabotage the value of mentoring or coaching.

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AGREED. :-)
“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”― Ignacio Estrada
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Editorial coaching! 
A writing center is an effective way to lift an organization’s writing culture by its bootstraps.
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