By carlo F|March 16, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

1) Name the source: The Guardian 2): This article confirms the RT’s version of the article that the people of Ireland are protesting because they are being taxed on there water but there are some differences.  There were way less arrests then in the article that you gave us and the people of Ireland were causing road blocks during there protest which caused a lot of traffic. The article also

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The Power of Relationships

By Rachel Oppenheimer|March 16, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

In thinking about my teaching philosophy, the following words come to mind: relationships, humanity, respect, seriousness, relevance, depth, analogy, energy. Foremost, I believe that teacher-student relationships are critical to the success of the classroom experience. As in all of our relationships, we are engaged when someone wants to hear from us or when someone remembers something about us. We are positively engaged when someone believes in us, when someone trusts our

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By Darnell O|March 16, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

I like to study and do work in a quiet place by myself. Sometimes, I might listen to music depending on how I feel. But I do not like a whole lot of noise, when I’m trying to do my work I need to concentrate and let my thoughts flow.

Protester rally in Ireland

By marav|March 16, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

1- The Guardian 2- This article clearly states that the people of Ireland don’t want to be taxed on their water. This article was published earlier than the article you provided for us. It shows that there were less arrests than the RT article and not only were the protesters shooting missiles at the cops but causing traffic chaos and was blocking most of the streets. It also sates that

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My Learning Experiences

By Michael D'Amato|March 16, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

My learning experiences throughout my middle school, high school, and now college careers have been some of the most memorable experiences of my life. I have learned many things and expanded my love for learning over the years. It wasn’t always this way, though. When I was younger, I didn’t really like having to do homework or read things for school. In my younger days, I would much rather play

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Teaching Philosophy: A Retrospective

By Irene Morrison-Moncure|March 16, 2015|Reflection|2 comments

This post is a follow-up to Day 1 of the “Mapping” course’s unit on student-centered pedagogy. For homework we were asked to think about our teaching philosophy, a statement which tries to encompass some of the following: How do you situate yourself in the classroom? Why do you teach? What do you want your students to get out of your classes? I was asked to write a teaching philosophy a

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Why I’ll never be a Master Explicator.

By Hallie Scott|March 16, 2015|Reflection|3 comments

When I started teaching I was assigned a course that extended far far beyond my area of expertise and, although it made me quite nervous at the time, I created an extremely dynamic and engaged classroom by puzzling through the material alongside my students. During that first semester I felt like I was failing because I wasn’t anywhere near what Ranciere calls a “Master Explicator”, full of information that I

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