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Nicole Papaioannou
Hoping to Make the World a Better Place One Writing Lesson at a Time :)
Hoping to Make the World a Better Place One Writing Lesson at a Time :)
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Considering we approach the anxiety that comes with transitions #forloveofahorse #transitions #anxiety #movingon #growingup #life

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Transitions and Anxiety
Today, I feel unable to do anything. I have a ton of work that I'd like to do before the holiday weekend so that I can relax, but I can't concentrate. I'm anxious. Sitting in a chair is making me want to scream, but at the same time, I feel very much like I...

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Bittersweet Beginnings: After Adjuncting
Yesterday, I did something I never thought I would do. I formally gave up my teaching position. This Fall, no one will call me Professor Papaioannou. I won't get to enjoy the shocked looks when someone asks me what I do for a living, and I tell them I teach...

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Feminism is still necessary and relevant, even in a world where gender equality is on the rise. Here's two good examples from a day in the life of a female academic that tell you why we still have a way to go before feminist work is done.

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Why We Still Need a Feminism: Just Another Day in the Life of a Female Academic
I've seen some of the arguments that we don't need feminism anymore that have been shared via #IDontNeedFeminism  and #WomenAgainstFeminism on Twitter. They aren't very good arguments, as most of you can imagine, and usually play more into the rhetoric of f...

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image from pixbay.com I have this awesome colleague who I admittedly disagree with often. This is one of the things I enjoy most about our conversations, though. I always leave feeling smarter. Either he has taught me something about the other perspective t...

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Thinking about the Meaningful Writing Project and what it can tell us about engaging students through writing

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IWAC 2014: Meaningful Writing
More from IWAC 2014 today! What a wonderful conference! This time I'm going spend some time considering the presentation by Anne Ellen Geller, Michele Eodice, and Neal Lerner about the Meaningful Writing Project , a massive grounded theory study that questi...

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Prompted by a presentation at IWAC, I consider what "discipline" means, especially in a WAC/WID context

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IWAC 2014: Considering "Discipline"
As promised, I'm diving into some of the things that the 2014 IWAC (International Writing Across the Curriculum) Conference presentations prompted me to consider. Today, I'm going to talk more about the wonderful talk given by Melody Pugh , Naomi Silver, an...
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