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Opening the Classroom: Ownership and Engagement

It was time to open up the classroom. I was tired of doing class on my own. Tired of designing lesson plans that minutely mapped every...
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The Safety Paradox

Two news stories at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester reignited an ongoing debate about the importance of safety in higher education. The first was...
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Are Apps Becoming the New Worksheet?

My daughter loves school. She used to line up her stuffed animals in rows and “teach” them for hours on end. When she got a special...
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Learning Through Conversation

“My teaching portfolio speaks of challenges and failures alongside successes, all woven into a narrative organically establishing who I am and why I do what I...
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Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond through Improvisation

For a class discussion to be student-centered, teachers must cede control, and teachers must listen. For many reasons though, these tasks prove difficult. Teachers often do...
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HybridPod, Ep. 10 — Questioning Learning file | Play in new window | Duration: 40:55You can also view a full transcript of this episode. In episode nine, I spoke with Janine...
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Making Disability Part of the Conversation: Combatting Inaccessible Spaces and Logics

In a string of recent education articles, researchers have praised the benefits of hand-written notes and instructors have forbidden computers from classrooms. Frustrated with her student’s...
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Using a Compass without a Map: The Journey of a Mother-Educator

Orienting Inquiry and Process We shape our lives at the intersection and interstices of choice and chance. Subject to the vicissitudes of chance, we must ask...
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Risk Taking is a Form of Playing it Safe

We like to talk about risk. We talk about the virtues of taking risks, we tell each other to take risks, we tell each other to...
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HybridPod, Ep. 9 — Responsive Teaching file | Play in new window | Duration: 34:05You can also view a full transcript of this episode. Let’s talk about our expectations for students...
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Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for Digital Humanities Pedagogy

There was a definite buzz in the room on an otherwise ordinary Friday morning. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and educational technologists had gathered to hear future plans...
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Welding and the Meaning of Life

I find myself angry a lot lately, frequently at the charges of irrelevance leveled against my discipline of philosophy and liberal arts in general. These charges...
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Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck

4:13AM. Sunrise was still hours away. My hands throttled the oversized steering wheel in front of me. My gaze was fixed out on the dark road...
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Challenging Our Pedagogy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s Editors’ Picks

Pedagogy is a strange beast Many teachers first hear the word pedagogy when they enter graduate school. Until then, we are surrounded by it — we...
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Creating An Empowering School Environment

If high school teachers and students are allowed the freedom to make use of social media for teaching and learning, will the school culture benefit?  What...
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Conversations: Instructional Design, Trust, and Discovery

Sean Michael Morris and Josh Eyler recently sat down for a conversation to set the stage for MOOC MOOC: Instructional Design. Sean had been dipping into...
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On Beauty and Classroom Teaching

The “crisis in the humanities,” whether unprecedented and dire or perpetual and overblown, plays out as a controversy over how long people like me will have...
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Turned On: On the Impossibility of Queer (and) Composition

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche When, exactly, do we...
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Rationalizing Sisyphus

The words of one of the bleakest authors on the human condition adorn coffee mugs and motivational posters, his hopelessness twisted into inspiration for those on...
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HybridPod, Ep. 6 — Digital Pedagogy, Part 2 file | Play in new window | Duration: 28:20A complete transcript of this episode is available. On Friday, September 4, 2015, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a one-hour #digped discussion on...
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The Trouble with Frameworks

Using frameworks to study the social world is like looking at a still image through tinted glasses — making our perspective limited and color-blind — when...
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Exploring Innovation

The 21st-century faculty member is faced with a challenging task.  Content must be relevant, experiential, and engaging for the 21st-century learner.  As such, this places an...
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Teaching with the Internet; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Google In My Classroom

This piece is being published to coincide in real time with Adeline Koh’s keynote at Illiads 2015.  On a walk last week, my husband asked me...
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HybridPod, Ep. 4 — Play in Education file | Play in new window | Duration: 33:30Why isn’t school more fun? Fred Rogers, famous in America for creating Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, said, “Play...
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Homework is a Social Justice Issue

This article was originally published in Educating Modern Learners. When a teacher assigns homework, she makes some big assumptions about students’ home lives. Do they have the...
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