Today, my preservice teachers had to breakthrough their preconceived notions of “what is a scientist.” I showed them Crystal Dilworth’s TED talk on the myth of the stereotypical scientist. We looked at The (UK) Science Council’s definition of a scientist
It started with a Facebook post from Shit Academics Say. There’s so much truth in Dr. Kelly’s words, namely that few graduate programs formally address project management in their curriculum. When my faculty in the Texas A&M University College of
The past nine months have brought about a great change in my life, and I’d like to think a great lesson in life, love, and humility. To share my story, though, I must rewind the clock almost 23 years to
As an assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming House Bill 233 directly impacts me and my students. I am an educator of current and future educators. My responsibilities are 65% teaching, 25% research, and 10% service.
Google for Education announced yesterday that the former Google Certified Teacher program is now called Google for Education Certified Innovators. With this name change comes a complete overhaul of the training and certifications available to educators. Perhaps most telling in the announcement
I strongly believe in the power of application. When we can connect theory to practice, the possibilities are endless. Coming from an Agricultural Education background, the concept of “making” seems naturally inherent when I look at the education landscape. So,
It would seem that yesterday’s Chronicle post on The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher has revealed a pervasive divide among academics. On one side, you have the author and those who agree vehemently that teachers and educators have succumbed to the
When you’re a graduate student, the concept of tenure and promotion (T&P) seems so incredibly foreign. It’s something that your professors have to deal with, but is shielded from you. If you read academic news outlets, such as Inside Higher