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Supported & Autonomous

I have been consulting quite a bit these last few weeks with teachers all over the country who are preparing for the fall term. Some of them I’ve met before. Some of them have been in workshops with me. Most … Continue reading

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To The North

There is this scene in David Peace’s Red Riding Trilogy that I can’t quit thinking about. The police are celebrating a horrendous victory. Of Corruption. Of Capitalism. Of capitalistic corruption. Patriarchy. Privilege. It’s a horrifying scene that popped into my head when … Continue reading

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The Right Kind Of Eyes

Over the last couple of weeks, I traveled 8, 496 miles by foot, by plane, by car, by thoughts and dreams. I’ve moved into a new role where I travel to do workshops, and I’ll be honest: I love working … Continue reading

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800 Word Memoir: Chin Up

Recently I lost a knitting project. Walking in some corridor of one of three airports, I lost a small bag containing a scarf that I was working on here and there. There and here. For months. Row by row. Stitch … Continue reading

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None of Us Ever Become Experts

About two weeks ago, I attended yoga for the first time, I’m sad to say, in months. I walked to the studio seeking out two hours of suffering and total escape that I can’t seem to achieve on my bike. When … Continue reading

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Workshop As A Verb

Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting. ~Cormac McCarthy One of my most vivid childhood memories is the day I learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. I remember my dad running behind me with … Continue reading

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Files & Files: A Memoir

It’s funny. I think I was a better blogger when I was an unhappy grump about my job. What to do when I spend a lot of time reading and writing at work? And I dig it! In my free time … Continue reading

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Remixing The Memoir: I’m Moving To Portland, OR

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been offered two dream jobs, two awful jobs, one job that would kill my soul, and one delayed rejection from a job I had already assumed I did not get back in August. Checking … Continue reading

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The Job Of My Dreams: A Memoir

Our work involves designing new, innovative solutions to solve the tensions between traditional academic approaches to learning and new, less traditional ones.  ~Joanne Munroe “Assessment Incognito: Design Thinking and the Studio Learning FLC”  Back in the day when I taught … Continue reading

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The Life of An #Adjunct

Yesterday a lovely art teacher and I chatted about our current woes with the workplace. She has that enviable ability to be both a skilled teacher and a fabulous artist. “You’re always going to a teacher,” she said, “you know that.” … Continue reading

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