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My favorite modality involves having my feet in a cool creek after a long hike. My favorite modality is the one where everyone is excited to share their ideas and expressions of learning. My favorite modality is when everyone closes …

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I just going to say it, I love APA Style Blog. Seriously, if you teach writing, are learning writing, or if you write using APA, follow @APA_Style on Twitter. APA is often a monster, a big boss if you will, that students feel they will never beat. My nickname in tutoring services is APA Lady. …

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Staying within the theme of students with disabilities, I have been thinking about students with temporary disabilities, perhaps because I have seen a number of St. Clair College students recently on crutches. I expect that all colleges and universities provide acommodations for students with a temporary disabilities such as a broken arm, sprained ankle or …

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All students come to us with a certain set of study skills but most don’t realize that there are a variety of ways to approach and interact with materials and learning experiences in an educational environment. When students have struggles with their learning, often they do more of the same rather than trying something new; …

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This past week I had a student come to me within issue.  Let’s call her “Jane”.  Jane was not going to be able to make class today and wanted to find out what she was going to miss.  Jane’s a… Continue Reading…

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This is a bonus 9x9x25 post in a guide to making a Faux Inspirational Quotes. Step 1. Go to the syndicated post feed and read a bunch of entries. When you read one that resonates with you, scan it again for a quote that is enticing; it doesn’t have to be the conclusion or the …

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I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It begins, for me, in September and I crash hard by November.  “Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year” (CAMH, 2018, para. 1). When I was pursuing post-secondary education, I had SAD but had not been diagnosed. That came after. …

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It’s hard to believe that this is post #5 for the 9x9x25 challenge.  We are past the halfway point! Since writing (and hence blogging) isn’t my strength, I sometimes find it hard to figure out what to write about. This… Continue Reading…

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Lucas burst into my office and excitedly proclaimed “I read the junk mail! All of it!” Now you would think a 24-year-old young man would have better things to be excited about, but it was the first time he had ever done so. When Lucas first started at St. Clair College, his Individual Education Plan …

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Assistive technology is one way that students with disabilities can mitigate their challenges in an education system. Often what is used as assistive technology was not created specifically for students with disabilities. Speech-to-text technology was originally created as a productivity tool commonly used by executives, lawyers, doctors, etc. The most common commercial product is Dragon …

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