Three Money-Saving Tips for Buying Tech for College

  To graduating seniors and their parents: Congratulations!  I am taking a minute to write out some tips I give to seniors who ask me about buying a laptop for college.  The college laptop is more important than ever.  While sometimes you cannot determine how long a piece of hardware can last, you can at Read More …

#UIWP2012 Writing Marathon: review of the renovated Lincoln Hall @LASillinois

Today during my time at the Univ of IL Writing Project, I participated in a Writing Marathon.  We broke down into nomadic teams.  Each team would wander campus; find a place to be inspired by; and freewrite for a time before sharing and moving onto a new location.   It’s s new car smell.  Note Read More …

career research paper: making the sell

My sophomore group struggles to see the benefits of their education and are unaware of how many opportunities their school provides them. On the first day of the career research unit, I presented them with data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, provided them with some background knowledge and asked them to infer how Read More …

This is happening right now… Inauguration

So, I am in my Curriculum and Instruction class today during the inauguration… My professor asked if anyone was feeling particularly “teacherly”, and I responded with a half-shrug / raising of both of my hands as if to say, “Shouldn’t I always be?”  So, she asked me to manage the 50 or so college students Read More …