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“What’s your five-year plan?”

I hadn’t heard that question much since I started teaching three years ago. Back then, I could answer pretty confidently. Fast forward about two years into my teaching career. This summer,  I took five post-its and laid out my new … Continue reading

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So About Those Resolutions…

I like to think of February as the time to really get the resolutions into gear and fine-tune them. For myself, I had some pretty lofty goals in mind for both work-life and academic-life. Spring semester doesn’t start until tomorrow … Continue reading

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Easing into 2019

For most people, it takes a parent, friend, or simply a colleague to making a comment. “You look tired.” “Do you ever have any downtime?” Or my favorite, “Are you always working?” This comment, no matter how many times it’s … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer: 3D prints!

Before my summer mini-mester earlier this year, 3D-printing was not anywhere in my scope of “things I could possibly do.” However, like a lot of my experiences at USG, I was given the chance to do something I had never … Continue reading

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Tackling papers the ‘write’ way

As the end of the semester nears, I know many of us are preparing for exams or writing papers (perhaps both?), while also trying to have some semblance of a life outside of school as the holidays approach. Procrastinating on … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality

When I was a kid, I believed virtual reality would be a part of the future that I would get to experience. Did I realize it would be something I could experience in my 20s? Not at all. The unbelievable … Continue reading

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An Ode to Padlet

I spend about three hours of my Tuesday evenings sharing, discussing, and analyzing various websites, platforms, and applications helpful to teachers and students in the education world. Of all the technologies that we’ve reviewed so far this semester, there’s one … Continue reading

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Graduate students vs. 5th graders

There are clear differences to how teaching and learning differ at the elementary to graduate level, the biggest one being that in my class at night, we’re functional human beings with a sense of logic and hesitancy. However, there’s actually … Continue reading

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From around the…world?

I write this several thousand miles away, in Guangzhou, China. This is close to the end of my trip back to my parent’s hometown—I leave in about a day and a half. There are a ton of takeaways each time … Continue reading

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