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Monthly Archives: July 2013

5 Reasons Teacherpreneurs Should Not Feel Guilty

Posted on Friday July 26, 2013

Two of the reasons educators often give for why they became teachers are “helping students” and “learning new things” (Vaux. R. 1999-2013). In fact, research has shown that professors really do care about students having a successful edventure. These two desires go hand in hand as dedicated faculty work hard to learn more ways to […]

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4 Reasons to Avoid Letting Learning Be Just about the Grade

Posted on Friday July 19, 2013

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the campus of a large, Midwestern university. As I sat in a snack area, some students entered who were on break from a Spanish class, and a typical conversation ensued. Basically, the students all agreed that they liked the class and the professor; however, one student added: “I’m […]

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5 Ways Administrators Can Turn Discouragement into Encouragement

Posted on Friday July 12, 2013

Some of the key helpers on a student’s educational journey are the administrators who assist academic progress largely behind the scenes. Administrators participate in developing a vision for a school, managing budgets and facilities (physical or online), developing faculty and staff, and other such duties that do have an impact on the overall student edventure. […]

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Empathy: The Key to Online Faculty Success

Posted on Friday July 5, 2013

One of the most delicate balancing acts a good educator performs is between supporting students and letting go when learners seem ready to take off on their own. There is often debate, especially at the postsecondary level, about how much assistance teachers should give students beyond the curriculum. For example, I know ground campus faculty […]

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