I’ve been filling out teaching/education-related job application and I was met with this little gem: Please describe your knowledge of pedagogy associated with various instructional modalities, i.e. face-to-face, hybrid, and online Having taught students from Kindergarten to eighth grade, freshmen … Continue reading Teaching Using Tech: Philosophy of Higher Education, Part 2
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 … Continue reading My Four Pillars: A Philosophy of Higher Education, Part 1
Over the past couple weeks I haven’t posted all that much, except for tweets from my daily walks, because I’ve been quite busy pulling together resources to create my new, much needed, resume page/website. It took more than a few … Continue reading The Next Chapter
From my Masters studies at Pepperdine University, comes this tidbit of my own mentor-deficient journey. Spring. 2002 I can’t believe how my brother betrayed me. There he was, just rambling on, completely oblivious to the betrayal. I can’t believe he’d … Continue reading Mentoring and Learning the Wrong Lessons
JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 8: You & Your Tech: It’s A Marriage Not A Friendship. Companies call it TCO, Total Cost of Ownership, I call it, Don’t buy tech because it’s cheap, unless you have the money to buy all … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 8: You & Your Tech: It’s A Marriage Not A Friendship
I’ve been thinking about the decades old promises of virtual reality and how my graduate students have responded to their first experiences with Second Life and thought that an info-graphic break down of virtual reality might help us approach the subject with less anxiety or frustration. It really comes down to thinking of the ol’ “right tool for the right job” mindset. BTW, this infographic/presentation was created with Piktochart. I’ll have a link to tool & presentation at the end of this post. Enjoy.
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It's the first week of a new school term and this month, besides my regular group of month three students, I have a large group of month one students who are really beginning to feel the pressures of what a … Continue reading Pressure(s)
“… I look in the mirror every morning and ask myself, If today were the last day of my life, would I do what I’m about to do today? And whenever the answer has been ’no’ for too many days … Continue reading Safe Harbor or What’s Next?
Remember when an email account was something you got from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and you’d have to update all your friends when you changed ISPs? Then that kind of went away when Apple started to give away free … Continue reading Wanting Email Everywhere & Other First World Traumas
One student wrote about his leadership role model and sitting through meetings where all anyone can say is that “we don’t have the resources.” Here were my thoughts on the post: You have to wonder what the “no-sayers” would say … Continue reading All Learning and the No-Sayers
I can understand how some might feel that devices like iPads and tablets aren’t real computers, especially those who’ve never really used an iPad or those who think a real computer has to have a keyboard, mouse and USB port. … Continue reading Real Computers Versus Toys, Part 2
It would probably come as a great surprise to my elementary or middle school teachers that I fell in love with writing, much less learning itself. I was always of a curious nature, but generally not in a way that worked well … Continue reading The Journey from Doodler to Writer