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Kevin Gillispie (Oakenquill)
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In a previous assignment, I was required to create objectives based upon a Common Core standard. These objectives were to specifically meet the universally-recognized SMART criteria. This acronym requires that objectives be specific, measurable,…
In a previous assignment, I was required to create objectives based upon a Common Core standard. These objectives were to specifically meet the universally-recognized SMART criteria. This acronym r...
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In this post, I’ll extract three proficiencies from a writing standard found in the Common Core State Standards Initiative for ninth and tenth graders. I will then squeeze three assessments and three “learning experiences” from the standard. [An…
In this post, I’ll extract three proficiencies from a writing standard found in the Common Core State Standards Initiative for ninth and tenth graders. I will then squeeze three assessments and thr...
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The pursuit of knowledge and mastery of grammar is a technical exercise meant to sharpen the mind. Philology is a venerable discipline, but all that I want from my adolescent students is for them to have hammered their minds into something stronger and…
The pursuit of knowledge and mastery of grammar is a technical exercise meant to sharpen the mind. Philology is a venerable discipline, but all that I want from my adolescent students is for them t...
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The new logo for my blog: http://oakenquill.com/
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I follow the #EdChat Twitter feed as part of my Personal Learning Network (PLN). It is full of splendiferous information posted by highly-knowledgable people. . . . there [aren't] any postings regarding the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom.
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"In North Korea the suffering church stands almost alone against the most repressive government on the planet."
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Perhaps my personality type obsesses over taking things to the nth degree. Perhaps I’m just an irredeemable perfectionist. Which may explain why the unpacking of standards, backward mapping of lessons, and objective writing felt so enslaving....
Perhaps my personality type obsesses over taking things to the nth degree. Perhaps I’m just an irredeemable perfectionist. Which may explain why the unpacking of standards, backward mapping of less...
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What is teaching if not the proactive refereeing of ambitions and impulses of individuals not yet fully aware that they’re filled with nothing but impulsive ambitions?
What is teaching if not the proactive refereeing of ambitions and impulses of individuals not yet fully aware that they’re filled with nothing but impulsive ambitions?
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There’s something about using the Menlo font on a black screen that makes Ulysses a treat to use. I’m sure I could have emulated this with Scrivener, but with Ulysses’ ability to export to nearly any other app I designate to open—such Evernote, Pages,…
There’s something about using the Menlo font on a black screen that makes Ulysses a treat to use. I’m sure I could have emulated this with Scrivener, but with Ulysses’ ability to export to nearly a...
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So much of what I see in places like the #EdChat Twitter feed resemble a convention full of desperate sales professionals besmeared with glossy smiles trying to hock their apps, ideas, and ideologies to the great unwashed.
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Students respond in extraordinarily positive ways when a teacher can effectively, genuinely express how much he cares and worries about their well being.
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I live in Korea. I am not surprised.
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Asian Discipline! ;)
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English Teacher
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  • Avalon English
    ESL Teacher, 2011 - 2013
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"Homines dum docent, discunt." —Seneca
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Traveled to 25 countries on 6 continents, including Antarctica; rode the Trans-Siberian; and worked for a rock-star drummer.
Education
  • TEACH-NOW
    Education, 2015 - present
    Working towards a teaching license.
  • Whitefield Theological Seminary
    Pastoral Theology, 2014 - present
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    English, 2011
  • Los Angeles Recording School
    2005