The Pyramid Approach to Education: Development

The Pyramid Approach to Education is a way of organizing how to create effective educational environments whether it’s in school or at home or in the community. As the director of a statewide public school program; my principal job was to organize teachers, speech pathologist, psychologists, behavior analysts, paraprofessionals and parents to be able to […]

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States vs federal government in education reform

Chris: I would say to some of these folks that have been critical of states, it’s time to get into the states and be critical of them face to face. It’s not time to sit in D.C. and sorta criticize from afar. Like go help them get better. Andy: Chris, thank you so much for […]

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Resume Writing: Education section

So, as we’ve been talking his past several weeks, it’s been about resume, writing and we’re gon na continue resuming that resume. Writing and – and why am I talking about resume – writing and this trust the process, because we have to do it, it’s a necessary evil. We cannot get around that. That’S […]

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Technology, an ‘innovation’

IMAGINE. Imagine waking up to an old-fashioned digital alarm clock and eagerly getting out of bed instead of grabbing your mobile phone to verify whether any messages have come in. Imagine actually making conversation with your family at breakfast and listening to the news on the radio together. What if, instead of resentfully walking to […]

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Fun Ways To Keep Your Child Interested In Maths And Science

In most cases, math and especially sciences are a love it or leave it subjects. In the past decade or so, there has been a decrease in skill-oriented jobs and an increase in technically-centred jobs. Sciences and math require a lot of brain power to master and thus students have to work hard. According to a study by […]

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Walk-Through of Toulmin Essay Instructions

I realize that the Toulmin argument can provoke a bit of anxiety in my students and that’s entirely understandable. The Toulmin method identifies and provides labels for various elements of argumentation that we may be unfamiliar with—it isn’t that we’re unfamiliar with the element–it’s that we’re unfamiliar with the label associated with that element. So I’ve designed this video so that you can become a bit more familiar what’s with what’s being asked of you for this assignment. Let’s go ahead and jump right in with a bit of an introduction to this guy: Stephen Toulmin.

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Putting Together an Essay

I want to continue our discussion about how to organize a piece of writing, specifically how do we take all of those diverse parts that go into an essay and tie them together to create one coherent whole. The principle that I like to teach my students is that “like ideas go together,” meaning that […]

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How to Cite a Book in MLA Style

Let’s say you’re using the words or ideas from a book and you need to cite them. The citation style that you use will depend on the discipline of your course. Check the Citation Guides page on the Augustana Library website to determine which style you should use. For example, if you were taking an […]

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How To Avoid Plagiarism

I like to see my students improve over the course of the quarter they don’t usually improve that much but I asked her if this was her own writing she sure she was avoiding plagiarism she said yes she was but once again we find the source the pirate immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS is a disease […]

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