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Considering Contract Grading and the Class Blog

In the Spring Semester I used class blogs to foster class discussion in my online classes (see Feedback Loops). I…

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The Problem of Rice Crispy Treat Writing Instruction

Writing is a constant in my life. I have in turns made my living as a writer and as a…

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Here Be Dragons — Maybe

I’m in an emotional turmoil today. This morning I waved good-bye to my 12-year-old son as he departed on his…

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Why video assignments?

This blog post is not about making my students create videos, but rather the videos that I create for my…

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Faith and Roller Coaster Rides

The month of June has been the roller coaster ride from hell – filled with extremes – that have left…

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What Can You Learn From And About Your Students?

Good teachers already know that we learn from our students every day. They teach us things about our world, technology, and…