Category Archives: Education

This is the parent category for all things education.

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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The Eternal Balancing Act

Tomorrow begins my third year as a doctoral student. I will be heading to campus tomorrow afternoon to sign my contract, stating that UNLV gets 20 hours a week of my time. Fortunately for me that means teaching a couple … Continue reading

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Birthday Reflections and Finding Oneself

I’m always given to reflection during my birthday month, this year in particular as I am working towards yet another career during a time when most people are probably starting to think about retirement. My life has been one of … Continue reading

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Is Education a Competition?

First of all, no, this is not going to be a blog post about educational games or gamification. Sorry if that is what you were looking for. This is about the literal interpretation, why is education presented as a competition? … Continue reading

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