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Honoring Our Discipline’s Values in Non-Traditional Ways

Description:  I practically tore my hair out in trying to find a way to genuinely honor the practice of the Socratic Method in my on-line philosophy class.  I soon discovered that the solution lies in viewing the values that are fundamental to your academic discipline in non-traditional ways. My story/challenge: A core value in the […]

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What Do Students Really Want?

A question of the ages. We can typically answer this question (facetiously) with: “to cancel class”, or “they just want to know what is on the exam.” But in all seriousness, this question has been asked of many students of late. It actually surprises me that students do take this seriously, and if given the opportunity, […]

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Dogs and their owner

Podcast Junkie – Is This Working?

I admit it, I am a podcast junkie.  In particular I am obsessed with “This American Life” which comes out every Monday morning.  For me, it makes Monday my favorite day of the week!  Last Monday’s episode was particularly gripping for me as it was about all the different types of discipline used in the […]

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