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The Paradoxes of Being Transparent

– Melissa K. Downes Even as a novice teacher, I had few problems with being taken seriously by my students, with being heard and seen, or (on most days) with students following through on what I asked of them. Moving to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Partners

— Jeanne M. Slattery Some people are born teachers. I was not. When I first started teaching 35 years ago I stood up in front of the class with pages of notes — including jokes. I was awkward and uninspired. … Continue reading

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Videos in Online Courses: The Evidence, Theory and Tools

— Suzanne Homan Earlier this semester, Jeanne Slattery and Randy Potter shared eight suggestions to help others begin their own online teaching video adventures. These spot-on suggestions were derived from their own experiences preparing to teach online, as well as … Continue reading

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The Courage to Teach

— John Ernissee I retired from Clarion in 2007. Looking back at my 23 years of teaching, I find that I have a persistent sense of regret, a nagging feeling of failure, magnified by the realization that I had, at … Continue reading

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Reflecting on why I teach the way I do

— Naomi Bell O’Neil Growing up on a farm, the world was my classroom. I literally spent my days exploring in the fields and woods, creating all sorts of imaginations that filled my head with dreams and goals. My dad … Continue reading

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