Category Archives: adult education

Construction crew shuts down project to support striking professors’ push for contract talks to resume

  October 27, 2017 Construction on St. Lawrence College’s new multi-million-dollar Student Life and Innovation Centre was halted Friday morning as workers honoured the picket lines, refusing to cross in a show of support for striking college faculty members. “When … Continue reading

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5 career-related reasons why college students should blog now

This blogging assignment has been one of the most powerful learning experiences for my students in the past. Continue reading

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Choosing the top student blogs of the week gets tougher

As I knew it would, choosing the Top 5 Blogs of the Week got a whole lot tougher in round two. Indeed, I had hoped to name a Top 5, but there were so many great posts that I chose … Continue reading

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The continuing agony and the ecstasy of the risk-taking teacher

Why is it that after more than five years of teaching for a living I still feel like a noob so much of the time? I think it’s because I’m continually reinventing my lessons in hopes of creating the best … Continue reading

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Into the great wide open

Anyone who has taught at college for a few years will tell you that every group of students is completely different from all the ones before. It never ceases to amaze me how each year all the different personalities in … Continue reading

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Here we go again

On your mark. Get set. Blog! Here we go again. My newest first-year Advertising students are about to begin their biggest assignment of the year: an eight-week blog worth 35% of their mark in my Writing for Advertising class. Every … Continue reading

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Comm 57 students prove blogging changes lives

When I launch my business blogging assignment with my first-year advertising students, I Skype into the classroom successful advertising graduate Brook Johnston, a copywriter at a respected Toronto creative agency who testifies how blogging helped jumpstart his career. I didn’t … Continue reading

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