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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Educators: Protect Yourselves from Invasive Technology (Part I)

Posted on Thursday May 31, 2012

Almost daily, another video like this one of a teacher berating students goes viral: Increasingly, technology is being used to spy on teachers, and there’s little chance of this trend diminishing. With a video like the one above, one has to wonder if the student(s) behind the taping didn’t deliberately provoke such a response. On [...]

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Parents: Here’s What Professors Would Like to Say to You (Part II)

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2012

Yesterday, I focused on a post by Ron Clark, nationally recognized educational author and founder of the Ron Clark Academy, entitled: “What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents” (6 September, 2011). Although his comments were directed at K12 parents, I augmented his comments by explaining how his points apply to parents of college students as [...]

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Parents: Here’s What Professors Would Like to Say to You (Part I)

Posted on Tuesday May 29, 2012

Last September, Ron Clark, nationally recognized educational author and founder of the Ron Clark Academy, posted a special CNN piece entitled: “What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents” (6 September, 2011). As a former high school teacher who moved back up to postsecondary education, I read Clark’s post with a smile as I could not [...]

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The Misconceptions behind “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” (Part III)

Posted on Friday May 25, 2012

My last two posts examined the misconceptions behind the first four of “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” according to Dylan Pomerantz in the Chronicle of Higher Education (25 April, 2012). In my various roles as an educator over more than two decades, I understand where Pomerantz and others who describe similar sentiments and experiences [...]

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The Misconceptions behind “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” (Part II)

Posted on Thursday May 24, 2012

Yesterday’s post examined the misconceptions behind the first four of “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” according to Dylan Pomerantz of the Chronicle of Higher Education (25 April, 2012). The goal of my response is not to negate what must have been some uncomfortable experiences for Pomerantz; rather the purpose of these three blog posts [...]

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The Misconceptions behind “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” (Part I)

Posted on Wednesday May 23, 2012

Recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education, a writer under the pen name “Dylan Pomerantz” posted a dark, satirical piece called: “10 Ways to Get Yourself Fired” (25 April, 2012). The post has sparked some outrage, especially for his characterization of writing center staff and directors as uncaring and impotent except when it comes to [...]

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