I decided to participate in a Canvas Network MOOC this semester. I've tried a couple of MOOCs in the past with not very much success. Usually the topic interested me, but not enough, with my busy schedule, to keep me engaged in the activities, discussions, assignments and readings. In this case, the topic is of … Continue reading BlendKit2015 Week 1
I was directed to the video When a Lesson Goes Wrong while attending an Edweek webinar on Helping at Risk Students Develop Literacy Skills - an excellent webinar btw, but beyond the scope of this post. The video is of high school English teacher, Sarah Brown Wessling, attempting to instruct her students in literary analysis with the … Continue reading On Innovation in teaching
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance LearningBook Review of Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices
When I originally applied for the Fulbright, I had asked to be hosted with the Department of Didactics and Media in Education at Nicolaus Copernicus University, because in our past experience working together we had recognized that we had many common interests. My goal and my hope has always been the establishment of a lasting … Continue reading Kindred Spirits
I continue to settle into my life in Poland - my flat is organized with all the creature comforts I might ever need, I've figured out how to get around, the work is going well, I've gone mushroom picking in the forest outside Torun with my colleague Dorota and her friends, I know what shops … Continue reading Getting past the culture shock 🙂
My flat, a set on Flickr.This is where I will hang my hat until January 2013.
Settling In, a set on Flickr.Photos of Malbork castle and other orientation activities.
Fulbright Orientation 2012, a set on Flickr.These are photos of some of the major events during my Fulbright orientation. More to follow.
I realize now, that I have waited much too long to update the status of my Fulbright experience, but in my defense it has been a very hectic couple of weeks. I'm finally feeling settled, now that I am in my flat, and I'm making great progress in learning my way around the city of … Continue reading Fulbright Update
Food 2012, a set on Flickr. You can't visit Poland and not talk about the food! I'm especially enamored with the mushrooms - they are extremely abundant and come in every shape and size. The mushroom soups aren't anything like I've ever tasted in the US. It's also interesting to see the variations on popular … Continue reading Eating in Poland