Monthly Archives: November 2013

Teachers: take that risk and relinquish control once in a while

Phew! It worked! One of the most difficult—and most rewarding—actions we can take as teachers is to let go of control. That’s what I relearned today during my class with my first-year advertising students. We have limited time to impart … Continue reading

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We’re here—at the light at the end of the tunnel

For many students, my eight-week blogging assignment can be a tough slog that  sometimes seems to be without end. Students who struggle with writing can hate it. And even the stronger writers would sometimes rather be doing something else with … Continue reading

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The Re:Framed Project: Student Blogging Do’s and Don[u]ts

Originally posted on : the readiness is all:
*updated 3/2014 with additional resources If you want to create a prolific writer you need two things- first you need an authentic audience, second you need motivation. When I was in college my…

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Lessons learned from this year’s college blogging assignment

So now it’s time to do a little self-reflection on the self-reflection assignment. Next week will mark the official end of the 2013 St. Lawrence College Writing for Marketing blogging assignment. First-year advertising students will have spent the last two … Continue reading

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The devil is in the details and why I will never go back to Bell

They say that the devil is in the details and it sure is when it comes to customer-service-blind, cash-grabbing Bell Canada. Years ago, after a previous frustrating experience with Bell, I actually went back to the telecommunications company that Canadians … Continue reading

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Hitting the big two oh oh

What is it about the number 100 that we find so special? Most of the world’s currencies are divided into subunits of 100. One hundred is the number of years in a century. Radio stations like to air their top 100 … Continue reading

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