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What is college ready? How deep is the water where you swim?

This August I am embarking on two new ventures which have me thinking a lot about college readiness and what…

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Teachers: Expose Yourself and Show Your Work

How often do you show your work to your students? Those who teach in fields such as math and science…

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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…