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Making It Right

– Valerie Lorient I am a Haitian immigrant and a nontraditional student. I have experienced domestic violence and had mental health problems as a result. My financial resources have often been limited. It has been a long time coming, but … Continue reading

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A Passionate Why: What Drives My Teaching

– Leah Chambers Throughout his book, Start with Why, and all throughout his TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” writer and entrepreneur Simon Sinek repeats the refrain, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And … Continue reading

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Study Guides and Guiding Study

– Jeanne M. Slattery Last month I gave my students their first exam of the semester. One class did very well for a first exam (an average of a mid-C), while the other class, erm, did not. I want my … Continue reading

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Everything is Hard – Until It Is Easy

– Paul Woodburne I had a conversation with my son the other day.  He is changing majors at his university, from one that is not mathematical to one that is.  He is in his sophomore year, so he may have … Continue reading

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Dear Fingernails on Chalkboard

Dear Ms. Scholar, Have you ever known someone whose presence in a room makes you feel the same way as when you hear nails scraping on a chalkboard? I have one in class this semester and am having a rough … Continue reading

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Meeting in the Real World

– Kathleen A. Welsch Students like to say that college prepares them for the “real world.” Many students believe that means developing specific skill sets, learning to handle responsibilities, and earning a degree that grants entry to a profession. Institutional … Continue reading

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Conflict: It’s an Opportunity

– Jane Schuchert Walsh At 5:00am on October 19, 2016, PASSHE faculty went on strike. While faculty, students, and administration were familiar with the conflict between APSCUF and PASSHE, the escalation of the conflict into the form of a strike … Continue reading

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