Archive for the ‘Pedagogy’ Category

What’s in a name?

Every semester I start a foundations design course in an easy-going manner. The first quiz is only worth half of those to come, and students have a lot of time to gain confidence in their new skills before completing the first creative project. When it comes time to assess their work, I evaluate the aesthetics […]

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Summer (reading) therapy for educators

Six years into my career as an educator a friend gave me Richard Russo’s Straight Man. I laughed, and then I laughed more; and laughing at the truisms of academia feels better than therapy. Last week I saw Russo speak at the Los Angeles central library’s ALOUD series about his new book, That Old Cape Magic. I […]

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To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop…revisited

I reworked, edited, and added material to an old post that I created for DesignEducator for the article section of the website.

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