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“I am exhausted.”

Look up. See my headline. That’s a quote from me. Yup. Yours truly. And it’s official. Despite four days off for Reading Week, I am still completely knackered. Just one more day of rest! That’s all I need, I tell … 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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Read all about it! First-year writing assignment leads to jobs

I probably should have posted this press release earlier. The college where I work, St. Lawrence College, here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has issued a news release to local media that aims to spread the word about the successes of … 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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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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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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The agony and the ecstasy of the perfect assignment

Something’s got to give. It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday as I write this post for Week 4 of my advertising students’ weekly blogging assignment. I spent most of yesterday marking blogs and other work and I’ll spend a good … Continue reading

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Giving “thanks” to my students

Thank you, Ciera Jones and Sarah Chapman for teaching me about “phubbing,” the act of snubbing someone in favour of one’s smartphone. Thank you, Jason Manuge for teaching me about the evolution of video gaming from bricks-and-mortar stores to online … Continue reading

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The most exhausting (and rewarding) weekend of the year

I just survived it again—the one weekend every year when I completely forsake my family, fresh air, and my mountain bike. What am I doing that merits such devotion and sacrifice? I’m marking all of my 50 to 75 Advertising … Continue reading

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And the top blogger is…

Winning a writing award sure looks good on a college graduate’s resume. That’s why I created a business blogging award last year for my first-year advertising students and presented it at their program’s prestigious annual Greg Awards gala. The Greg … Continue reading

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