Author Archives: Cynthia Clark

About Cynthia Clark

I hold a doctorate in curriculum & instruction, with an emphasis in educational technology and science education. I work for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as the Evaluation and Assessment Specialist for the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment. My current research interests include qualitative responses to course evaluations, both the development of open-ended items and their subsequent analysis.

Ah…Able to Learn at Last

My life took a turn a little over a month ago when life sent a message to me and my husband that it was time to simplify our lives and go from a two household family to a one household … Continue reading

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Baltimore

This is not my usual blog post, it does not focus on education per se. But education, access to and access denied, most definitely plays a part. I had the privilege to read the following perspective on Baltimore when a friend … Continue reading

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‘Whoops’ and the learning that can occur…

I have been very fortunate to be part of the group who helped with the development and the implementation of the Henderson Libraries Generation STEAM workshop series. The first workshop was given in January 2015 and they continue through June. … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Quantum Mechanics – How I Learn

Life has thrown a few curves so blogging took a back seat for a bit. I decided to check out my last post before diving in again to get some inspiration. And boy, did that post on grit bring back … Continue reading

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Am I Brave Enough to Model Grit?

Growth Mindset. Drive. And of course, grit. These terms and the concepts behind them have become all the rage in education. If our students just have determination, grit, drive, know they can learn, then they can move mountains. It feels … Continue reading

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#DotDay and the Challenge to Blog

Life has gotten a bit crazy, mainly because I have completely forgotten calculus. Well, that’s not exactly true. For my science education emphasis I must take 2 graduate level science courses. Rather than choosing the easy way out (there are … Continue reading

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“Why Aren’t More Teachers on Twitter?”

(Link to study documentation and survey) This is a question that seems to get posted at least once during the education chats I participate in each week. After having discovered how easily one can connect with and learn from passionate … Continue reading

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The Power of Technology in the Classroom

It’s been a tough few weeks and it feels like the semester will not end soon enough. Taking three grad classes, teaching two teacher prep courses, deciding on comp questions, serving on a couple of committees, and conducting independent research … Continue reading

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Education and Technology/Oil & Water – and HOPE!

As a doctoral student who specializes in educational technology and science education, meaning I work with a lot of preservice teachers and as a result inservice teachers, I have witnessed how the established education community mixes with technology. And that … Continue reading

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Getting Crushed at the Bottom of the Pile

Sunday is the day I take to read the Education section of the New York Times. This is my “me time” reading and is one of the ways I keep up with what actually goes on in the trenches in … Continue reading

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