An eventful day – December 15, 2016 – ramblings

If it were an album, we could call this the title cut. #MidwinterDay, part one. pic.twitter.com/t2QUhGxPsR — Ray Maxwell (@hsifnihplod) December 16, 2016 Two books mark the day.  Finally finishing Horton and Freire’s We Make the Road by Walking with a group on Twitter (I fell behind, but I finished, mostly on subway rides to …

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#DiGiWriMo – November 29 – late entry

#HortonFreire could not have arrived at a better time. I needed the fresh infusion of Myles Horton (whom I had heard of, of course, the founder of the great Highlander Folk School) and Paulo Freire (was it #rhizo15 or #moocmooc that got me mainlining his stuff?) for my presentation at CUA’s Bridging the Spectrum coming up in …

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First teaching experience – Library Instruction

After action report. I was so excited about my first day of teaching that I woke up around 2am and was basically awake until daybreak. I got to work around 7am, made photocopies of the scenarios and cut them into individual strips. I decided to add a sixth scenario to allow for three to four …

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For my Wednesday freshman english classes (stand by for revisions)

Some thoughts on my first teaching experience this week. 1. I don’t want to bore them with silly platitudes about libraries. They’ll just say, “so what?” 2. I do want them to get first-hand experience of searching and finding information, to feel the thrill of the hunt. 3. So I am thinking about coming up …

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a librarian reflects on the first week of #MOOCMOOC

I first discovered Paulo Freire on the dusty street corners of Bissau, where dog-eared, well-used copies of his books could be found in plenitude. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t read any of them, but I remembered the name! For the purposes of this blog post, I want to reflect on two ideas mentioned/alluded to in …

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