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  1. Using technology well

    It is easy to find arguments that social media are wonderful and that they are horrid: that they will enable new heights of connectivity and creativity or rot our brains. I've come to the opinion that while these arguments are interesting, and get a lot of attention, they are ...

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  2. I statements in writing

    Students often write horribly convoluted and passive sentences. A cause of this phenomenon is likely related to another befuddling phenomenon: questions about "I statements." For example, "in my reflection I will use the APA style but I know it forbids 'I statements.'" What? Citation please. Given that passive prose, third ...

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  3. When do we praise performance?

    As a teacher and researcher of feedback, I’ve long been fascinated by the popular discourse about feedback to children. The alleged praise-happy softness of American parents has been a target of scorn by George Will, the bow-tied conservative columnist, and held up as a competitive weakness relative to the ...

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