Why my hobbies matter as an educator

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A few weeks ago during my field work, the music teacher was going to be absent. She knew a few weeks in advance. Normally, I spend every Tuesday and Thursday morning with my cooperating teacher, but a couple times I followed the 6th grade to music class. In the first music class I observed, the […]

Hidden Professor Talents

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There are many different professor stereotypes. One is that they have no life outside of the courses they teach. This is one stereotype would like to prove wrong. To do so, I interviewed three Gannon University professors about their favorite hobbies. The Musician Communication Arts professor David Blaetz is often seen as an expert in […]

Wordplay in the workplace

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On Nov. 3, 2010, I published a blog here on Edge called “Wordplay: I Love My Major, Write or Wrong.” More than two years later, I’m happy to report that this statement still holds true (if you substitute “Job” for “Major,” that is). I graduated from Gannon in the spring of 2011 with a degree […]

7 ways to beat the second semester slump

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The dreaded second semester slump – characterized by lethargy, inefficiency and a general “ugh” attitude – is upon us. How can you fight it? 1. Make a change. Wikipedia lists hundreds of potential new hobbies – everything from archery to macramé to winemaking. Or try a new restaurant. Never tasted authentic Mexican? Sample the dishes […]