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Reflecting on Reflection

– Melissa K. Downes When I first started teaching, my enthusiasm, content knowledge, emphasis on discussion, and strong emphasis on reflection were my primary teaching strengths. It took me some time to realize that reflection was not something that every … Continue reading

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A culture of assessment? of improvement?

― Jeanne M. Slattery Words matter. Psychologists used to talk about morons and imbeciles, but those previously “professional” terms garnered bad baggage. Similarly, Congress recently voted to drop the terms mental retardation and lunatic (in 2010 and 2012), “recognizing that such … Continue reading

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