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Reflections on Writing: Gloria Steinem Quote

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” Gloria Steinem I have to agree with Ms. Steinem that when I am writing, there are few distractions, few interruptions, few … Continue reading

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Standard English?

The question mark in this title is extremely intentional.  I have been teaching freshman writing since 1980 at a state university and then at community colleges.  And unlike Britain and unlike France, I have yet to see a “standard” English.  … Continue reading

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Special thanks to the faculty of ASE

I am sorry that I will not have a chance to share lunch with you all today since I have to leave town soon after pizza arrives. Tho’ I am not sharing the meal with you, each and every one … Continue reading

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A Vision of Students Today

Whether we like it or not, our students are significantly different from us.  They are different because they are digital natives–they have grown up with access to the web and with access to 24/7 TV and with access to mixing … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson and Paradigm Shifts

I shared this video with my faculty several months ago now.  I wanted them to reflect on what this YouTube vid is saying about us–as part of the education “system” in America today, what it is saying about education in … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education at Davidson County Community College.  I need to acknowledge Philip Nathanael Gough who pointed me in this direction.  Thanks Nathanael! I have been blogging since “MySpace” days nearly ten years ago.  … Continue reading

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