Front-loading the Writing Process: Reducing the Cognitive Load

Picasso’s quote may seem somewhat contradictory as giving answers is not necessarily a useless trait; however, dig a little deeper and it makes a lot of sense. Computers (or rather Google) give us the answers we are looking for — we receive an output for a question asked. This isn’t necessarily a negative thing — …

Conversations around Plagiarism: Moving from FEAR into OPPORTUNITY

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. Jim jarmusch Because information and ideas are now so easily accessed and shared, it should be expected that we will be influenced both consciously …

Reading in a Digital World

I remember as a kid looking through the Sears Catalogue and putting check marks or stars beside the toys or clothes that we wanted. What I didn’t pay attention to was the fact that the catalogues were either Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer editions—back when the fashion industry came out with new lines only a few times …

Talking to Teachers: “Your Voice Matters” and Feed Forward Feedback

I have heard quite a few teachers say recently that although the end of last year was crazy, the start of this academic year is even crazier. With even more uncertainty of what the year as whole will look like, teachers are navigating unexplored territory. Yet, amidst all of this (along with the increased tension …

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