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Things I Never Thought I Would Hear at Work

I love these people. Before heading out to our various Thanksgiving holiday destinations Beth (month 1) pulled out a composition book with the title “Things I Never Thought I Would Hear at Work.” Once we were seated around her like attentive pre-schoolers, she read to us a collection of quotations and our job was to […]

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The Six Phases of Teaching – The Video

A little over a month ago I received a cute series of illustrations expressing the frustrations of teaching. Someone obviously has too much time on there hands, this past week I received a link to a video version (thanks Carrie). Enjoy. jbb   music: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra from their “All over […]

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Online Ed Doesn’t Equal Correspondence Ed

Most of my fellow course directors sit within earshot of my desk and on more than a few occasions we’ve pulled our chairs together and talked about things that seem to work in online learning and things that don’t. For starters, students who have the biggest trouble with online learning are the ones who thought […]

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6 Phases of Teaching

Phase 1 You are listening to jazz –Your first day at work is great. Your fellow teachers are wonderful, your classroom is cute, you love your students, and your principal is the best! Phase 2 You are listening to pop music — After a while you are so busy that you are not sure if […]

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Home Rig for Grading SL Presentations

Geek moment, Full Sail students were doing presentations in Second Life and I thought that I’d take a picture of my rig. On the right is my macbook pro with my two chat clients running on the extreme right and Second Life running on the rest of the screen. The laptop is connected to my […]

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No Web 2.0 Friends

The week began with me catching some playful hell for twittering while I was supposed to be “judging” my friends’ game of Trivial Pursuit. I only volunteered to “judge” because I was the fifth wheel and preferred drinking my beer, watching the traffic go by and offering an occasional opinion than committing to the game. […]

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