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And the top new SLC AMC blogs are…

I must be losing my edge. I don’t remember this annual Top 5 beginner blog ranking being so tough to write. If memory serves, there were usually a few posts from first-year St. Lawrence College Advertising and Marketing Communications students … Continue reading

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Some things will never change?

Pop musician Bruce Hornsby used to sing in his 1986 hit single that “some things will never change—that’s just the way it is.” Incredibly, that seems to be true of the basics of blog writing (at least in the short term). … 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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There’s no better teacher than a student

Thank you, Andrew. Thank you, Ashley. Thank you, Emily. And thank you, John. For my second-year Marketing students, the first blog post for my communications class is always the hardest. Before they write their first post, I deliver a 90-minute … Continue reading

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A “widget” is not a a “thingy” or a “thingamajig”

Have you ever drank a Guinness from a can? If not, you’ve probably never used a widget and you probably think of the term as a hypothetical manufactured article that is the subject of case studies described by your business … 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 incredible candour of blogging millennials

Hands down, the best conversations happen in these three places: long drives in cars, wherever smokers congregate outside of pubs and parties, and photocopy rooms. Indeed, it was in the business school‘s photocopy room last week that my associate dean John … Continue reading

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