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Bibliophobia? Library Phobia?

“She smells vaguely of Band-Aids and Vick’s Vapor Rub. I have several overdue DVDs, one of which is scratched.” Yahoo Answers individual explaining a fear of Librarians. We see it all the time in the Osterlin Library.  The student that reluctantly walks past the reference desk a few times, then finally walks up as if […]

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Lions, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY!

I am not a wizzard. And I do not live in the land of Oz. Traverse City certainly is a wonderful place to live, but it ain’t no Oz. Apologies to those whose “English gene” is now screeming. This is a blog, not a discertation. I am a teacher. And I find myself constantly reflecting […]

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Intellectual Freedom Supported by Foundational Curriculum Outcomes

As a curriculum and assessment geek, I interpret writing high quality learning outcomes as the ultimate privilege in intellectual freedom.  Discussions surrounding the updating of course outlines with significant learning outcomes (SLO’s) initially surprised me when they were often NOT about this big idea of a democratic education.  Considering causes for differing perspectives, I realized […]

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Writing Challenge Kick Off

The 4x4x16 Writing Challenge begins today.  We have 11 people signed up to participate, and there is still plenty of room for more.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mark DeLonge. Over the next 4 weeks, our participants will create 4 pieces of writing that are 16 sentences long.  The writing will focus […]

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