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Two GoogleDocs Education Usage Scenarios

31 October 2010 Education

Occasionally, I like to post on a tool that has been useful for me, either in teaching or research. Today, I’d like to talk about a tool that’s useful for both: GoogleDocs.

By now, most folks are aware of the existence of GoogleDocs. It should come as no surprise that I, being a rabid Google fan, would be a user. Let me take you through two ways that I use GoogleDocs. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.

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New School Year Draws Near

15 August 2010 Education

The 2010-2011 academic year begins tomorrow for Houston Christian High School (HCHS), which means that I’ll be fairly busy teaching classes. During the course of the school year, I hope to blog quite a bit about my experience for two reasons: new courses and new methods.

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Colonizing the Student: “Craving Difference”

15 January 2010 Education

Now we come it: colonizing the student. What do I mean by that?

As I mentioned earlier, I think that the relationship between teacher and student could, in dysfunctional situations, be compared to the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized.

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Colonizing the Student: “The Purpose of the Educator”

14 January 2010 Education

The student’s brain is traveling down a dark road, and the teacher’s hope is to entice it to make a stop at some intersection and buy some goods, some snacks for the road. Occasionally, it will stop in for a full meal or maybe stay the night in one of the roadside motels. We put the student in front of our favorite authors, our favorite thinkers, our favorite teachers, the people and ideas that challenged and stretched us, and ask them to tell us what they think about it. This is the bait. If we get a nibble, we’re usually pleased. If we get a real bite and then we’re able to reel them in, then we’re really jazzed.

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Great Faculties Make Great Schools

15 November 2009 Education

Recently, my friend and colleague, Edward Carson, has been posting about finding teaching positions (see “Dear Student Part 1″ and “Dear Student Part 2″) — specifically, Carson is interested in independent/private schools. I like a lot of what Carson has to say here; though, from a race standpoint it is more difficult for me to […]

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