Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development

Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]

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Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: The Clockwork Muse by Eviatar Zerubavel: Book Review

Here is what they don’t tell you in doctoral programs: writing is hard. For almost 3 years I have been taking 900-level courses on quantitative and qualitative research methods, national and international education systems, curriculum design, faculty personnel, higher education historical developments, and other advanced content classes. Before that, I worked on my master’s degree […]

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Guest Post via @dariapizzuto: Writing your dissertation and teaching? Tips on how not to lose your mind

As many of you know, I enrolled in my PhD program back in spring of 2014. Since then, I’ve been taking three classes per semester to fulfil my graduation requirements, teaching full time, and serving on various school and university committees. And although all my coursework is complete (YAY), I now find myself on a […]

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