All Posts Tagged "Teaching"

Teacher trust

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  I would do so many things differently than I did those first years of teaching. I made so many grave mistakes. I have a vivid memory of a 10th grade Biology lesson I was giving one day in the late Spring when my students were fidgety and seemingly unable to focus on what I’m […]
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IDEO HCD Process

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The folks at IDEO have made a reputation of being an award-winning global design firm that coined the "human-centered" approach to design thinking.
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How My Failure as a Teacher Began to Teach Me Lifelong Lessons.

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I was a 2nd year teacher drop-out. I felt like a failure as a person and as a professional. Most of all, I felt like I had failed my high school science, biology and chemistry students.
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Formal Logic – DiscussAmongstYourselves

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On 26 July 2014, Jon Becker posted to Twitter “I think a course in formal logic should be a core/general education requirement on all college campuses. #DiscussAmongstYourselves“.  I was watching for the discussion, but only two others [and Jon] have responded in that forum.  [If there was further discussion elsewhere, please point me to it…]  […]
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Minecraft “crafting table”

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The genius of Minecraft is that the game does not specify how this is done….The game’s core activity is the creation of new materials and objects through the arrangement of more basic substances in specific patterns on a “crafting table,” represented in … Continue reading →
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Toolkits for Inquiry

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What happens, then, is that each individual develops a certain repertoire of process capabilities from which he selects and adapts those that will compose the processes that he executes. This repertoire is like a tool kit, and just as the … Continue reading →
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New Courses and New Play Things

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Interesting days here on the fourth floor of the Academic Learning Commons at VCU.  Today was the roll out of our institution’s first MOOC – Thought Vectors in Concept Space.  CogDog (Alan Levine) and Tom Woodward have been creating magic side by side for the past week – developing a single platform in which six […]
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“That’s not a course…it’s a community.”

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In our most recent class session for GRAD602 we explored the idea of course sites as platforms of participation. My colleague Britt Watwood led the session and took us on a reflective tour of web-based course sites. This is a schtick Britt has facilitated many times before, and it always begins with a review of […]
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“That’s not a course…it’s a community.”

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In our most recent class session for GRAD602 we explored the idea of course sites as platforms of participation. My colleague Britt Watwood led the session and took us on a reflective tour of web-based course sites. This is a … Continue reading →
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What if your course was more like Chipotle?

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I’ve been having some initial conversations with my colleagues Enoch Hale and Britt Watwood about how we conceptualize the narrative of innovation as it relates to our work in higher education. We had a wonderful conversation this morning about innovation in the business / consumer world, and used that as a way to map onto […]
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Recent Thought Vectors Tagged "nugget"

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Section 76!

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Danh's Mind

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 2, Intimacy

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via: Section 76!

I don’t want to end the semester with my series unfinished so I will do […] Read More

Nuggeting Sources

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via: Univ 200

“As a prisoner, I could not access the Web directly. Staff members oversaw policies that […] Read More

Connecting Nuggets

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via: Not So Far Far Away...

Fisheries and sustainable resources of the ocean are important. Roughly 25% of the protein used […] Read More

Nuggeting sources

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via: morgan jacobs

This source– I actually found when doing research for a course I am taking about […] Read More