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Amy Mahoney
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Mental overload= My own learning "crisis"?
Looking back on this week after an intense Wednesday evening class, a revisiting of the Kolb learning styles, an analysis of my own teaching style as it pertains to Kolb, a sixteen-minute interview with my student, Julia, and two highly complicated chapters...

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Mental overload= My own learning "crisis"?
Looking back on this week after an intense Wednesday evening class, a revisiting of the Kolb learning styles, an analysis of my own teaching style as it pertains to Kolb, a sixteen-minute interview with my student, Julia, and two highly complicated chapters...

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Mixed signals in the classroom
How many times have I thought that a student who was angry at me was being insubordinate?  If I'm being honest, many times.  Whether or not I have chosen to engage or ignore that child has varied through the years, but without a doubt, I've been guilty of m...

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Liberating the Curriculum and Beyond
In the second half of To Teach: The Journey, In Comics, Ayers and Tanner demonstrate how what happens in the classroom is not necessarily determined by curricula, frameworks, lesson plans, standardized tests, standards, and whatever newfangled "system" that...

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Reflection on To Teach: The Journey, In Comics from one teacher in a community of learners
"This is a community of learners, and you must treat everyone with respect and compassion- especially when it's hard to do." How poignant this quote from William Ayers is for me!   In this segment of a comic within a comic, Ayers grabs a few sage words of w...

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Reflection on William Ayer's To Teach: the Journey, in Comics from one teacher in a community of learners
"This is a community of learners, and you must treat everyone with respect and compassion- especially when it's hard to do." How poignant this quote from William Ayers is for me!   In this segment of a comic within a comic, Ayers grabs a few sage words of w...

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My Reflection: The Written Assignment
This has been a career-defining year for me in many ways.  Last fall, I began to think about my own pedagogy, a term I had never heard of prior to entering the ASTL program at RIC.  I defy the traditional mold in some ways because I am an example of a teach...

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My techno-constructivist project
After completing my project, Bringing Legends to Life Through Technology, and first ever Picha Kucha, I feel like I a real technocrat.  I felt sheer exuberance upon completing my first ever Google doc, and even better about myself when the second one was ea...

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Turkle versus Wesch: What do we do with all this technology?
Sherry Turkle and Michael Wesch approach technolgy's role in communication from two different vantage points:  Turkle suggests that technology inhibits human interactions and conversation, a dying art in this day and age, and Wesch seems to be in favor of f...

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Gender Stereotypes video
Gabe, Graham, Mary and I put this video together in about an hour.  As we discussed during class, our lack of experience with stop motion film technology inhibited us from recording the full script; this could be a problem that any of us would encounter dur...
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