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New Semester Energy
Is there anything quite like that energy that magically bubbles up before the start of a new semester. No matter how fatigued I am from the previous term, the "new semester" energy seems to arrive just when I need it. This semester, it happened after the st...

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Ever wonder how to meet the MANY and varied SLOs in a short-term or 1-credit course? Explore a few strategies by looking at lessons from planning a #FirstYearSeminar  syllabus.

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First Year Seminar (FYS) - All of THAT in a 1-hour course!?
That moment of incredulous disbelief when you look at learning outcomes and then look at the parameters of a course can be overwhelming, particularly for some of the newer First Year Seminar (FYS) and First Year Experience (FYE) courses that are trending ar...

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Great to see the community support Friday!

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Finding the way
It is July?!?! As always, I deluded myself into thinking the ever-present list of items to tackle could be handled in the magical (but oh-so-misleading) freedom of summer. Not surprisingly based on my previous posts, I have again somehow forgotten that I te...

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Shedding light
I had a recent conversation with a friend from out of state that has compelled me to dip back into the blog. It was one of those conversations that begins very surface-level, but before you know it, the insight of the other person zaps you like a laser and ...

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ISEB will meet in San Antonio for our April 2016 annual conference. Please consider submitting your research to the conference -- it is a great way to learn more about Educational Biography AND opportunities with Vitae Scholasticae, our journal. Learn more at www.isebio.com 

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There's still time to get your ISEB proposal in -- this is a great first step to consider if your research may a good fit for publication in VS. You'll see researchers with similar interest areas, learn about intriguing historical figures, and discuss many educational issues. Proposal deadline extended to March 22! Read more at www.isebio.com 

Cold and snowy outside? Snuggle up with a copy of Vitae Scholasticae and dive into educational history and biographies. Interested in publishing in VS? Learn more at http://isebio.com/our/journal.html 

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Submit your proposal to #ISEB2015 (in St. Louis) - #narrative #biography #education & #qualitative research welcome.  http://isebio.com/our/conference.html 
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