Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

2015-08-13_academic-portfolio-mindmap Remember what I said the other day about not having the time or energy to be working on my blog? Yeah, I lied. Having scanned in over 30-years of papers, projects and school notes and over 50-years of photos, I’m attempting to be a lot more systematic on how things get posted/shared. After looking over dozens of themes, I thought that I might pull … Continue reading Portfolio v Posts v Pages in WordPress

My Four Pillars: A Philosophy of Higher Education, Part 1

I’ve been filling out teaching/education-related job application and I was met with this little gem: Please provide a concise statement of your philosophy of higher education. (Minimum: 300 words) The gift of sharing knowledge and experiences has been one of the greatest keys to human survival and success for millennia. From parent to child, from scholar to neophyte, from craftsman to apprentice, what began in … Continue reading My Four Pillars: A Philosophy of Higher Education, Part 1

What Do Online Educators Do: More Connected and Not Limited to Any Place or Time

As I mentioned in the previous post, there appears to be a lot confusion about what education is supposed to look like today, adding an online spin to the subject only makes matters worse. It should be obvious that the problem is that none of us can nostalgically look back at our online school experience and use that as a measure about whether kids today … Continue reading What Do Online Educators Do: More Connected and Not Limited to Any Place or Time

OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea – Part 2: Is Mentoring for You?

The following are notes that I wrote as part of a class assignment for a class in Mentoring. Enjoy. Sharing Resources (p21) Work: I have the benefit of having been a classroom teacher before becoming the lab teacher, I had the benefit of working with technology before becoming a teacher. In the latter I wasn’t constrained to do things “the way they’ve always been done” … Continue reading OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea – Part 2: Is Mentoring for You?

OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea – Part 1: Mentoring as an Art

The following notes that I wrote as part of a class assignment for a class in Mentoring. Enjoy. Have You Been Mentored? (p4) 1. “Aha” experience: Biblestudy leader, Greg, when I was 15-years-old, that moment affected the next 15-years of my life. His role, however, was as a “fleeting catalyst” in that it was more the moment that changed the course of history for me … Continue reading OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea – Part 1: Mentoring as an Art

OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea

Personal Mentoring Reflections: The following are notes that I wrote as part of a class assignment for a class in Mentoring. Enjoy. Pivotal times and the person(s) who played a part, hmmmm, I know that Shea said that one shouldn’t think about external events. Here’s a run-down on the cast of characters (as best as I can currently remember, and this is without doing any … Continue reading OMAET Book Notes – Monitoring by Gordon Shea

OMAET Book Notes – The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith

Chapter 1: A Tale of Two Visions The following are notes that I wrote as part of a class assignment for a class in Mentoring. Enjoy. Preface: “The fact that making an effort is an inefficient way to learn—and an almost certain way to forget—comes as a surprise to many people. They have been taught that learning demands hard work, serious motivation, and focused concentration. … Continue reading OMAET Book Notes – The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith