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Affecting, not Correcting

     Last week I was talking with an English instructor, and he mentioned one of his least favorite aspects to the job, having a […]

The PedaGOgy of Pokémon GO, Part Two

Part Two: Professor Willow and the Four Connections     In 2010, Odessa College had a student retention problem.  A concerned dean, Dr. Donald Wood […]

The PedaGOgy of Pokémon GO

Part I      I had never played an online game in my life when I opened Pokémon GO while walking with a friend who was […]

Feedforward: Save Time, Save Students

     No matter what our subject, our level (K-12, College, Graduate) our modality (online or classroom) we are serving increasingly diverse classrooms of learners. […]

Hey Liz! Your shoe's untied!

     Sometime between June 2017 and November 2017, it became alright to address colleagues in work email with "hey."   I am not sure when […]

Lurking or Learnking?

lurk lərk/ verb gerund or present participle: lurking (of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or […]

An Open Letter to Faculty Who Do Not Participate in PD

     We are finishing up our carefully-crafted, collaborative, and offered-with-stipend Winter Quarter Professional Development options at my institution. Our theme for this year, "Intentional […]

The Secret to Increased Student Retention

There is a big push in our local community and technical college system to both increase retention and move more students towards degree completion.  This […]

Tweeting as Practice in Metacognition

My Twitter journey has been an intentional one.  I had never used Twitter at all when I signed up for a Canvas Network MOOC on […]

10 Days of Pokemon Go: One Educator's Perspective

There's something about summer that makes us feel whimsical.  As we don our sunglasses, feel the sun, and open car windows, our inner self starts […]

Teacher as Student

Summer is a time of re-energizing for many faculty. It is also a great time for some focused professional development without the constant stress of […]

#OUTCOMES

          I am just finishing checking and collecting course outcomes for almost 500 courses at our college. That means over 2,000 outcomes, […]

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