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About mainvils

I am a first year UMSI graduate student specializing in LIS and Preservation of Information.

Full Circle () : Professional Development and the coming of summer

Its that time again, finishing up the term, classes, projects, paper.  I find this time of year difficult because I am so busy that I don’t have time to actually enjoy the classes that I grew to enjoy over the … Continue reading

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Twitter & Learning Curves

After quitting Facebook last year, I had some withdrawal from the constant updates on events and people.  So, I decided to join Twitter.  I am not much of a tweet-er, I am on Twitter to get updates on things that … Continue reading

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Musing on Class–April Fool’s Edition

I found the discussion around effective and not very effective webinars in class very helpful.  Prior to last week, I had not used a webinar.  The one that I watched had potential, but was really uninteresting to watch.  In addition, … Continue reading

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Webinars, embedded librarians and teaching by subject

Last week we completed our one-shot workshop sessions and it brought up an issue that I always seem to have in teaching situations, lack of time. When I started teaching English to non-native speakers, I routinely encountered this issue.  I … Continue reading

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Week Eight

Book Club Prior to last week, I had never taken part in a book club.  So, finally doing so was a great chance to witness the dynamics of the club.  I had assumed that it was similar to that of … Continue reading

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Spade’s Reading Circle

When I started reading the selections for my group’s reading group, I was excited about the prospects of reading fluff (not used in a degrading way…just not academic writings).  I wanted to do some pleasure reading that I abandoned back … Continue reading

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Musing on Class 2/25

The most memorable tidbit from class was Kristin saying, “Your job is to facilitate other people’s experience.”  She was speaking about our role in mediating a book club in the library, but this could be applied to so many aspects … Continue reading

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Socratic Seminars & Book Club Revival

The idea of Socratic Seminars are particularly interesting.  Teaching students that through doubt and systematic questioning of another person, one can reach an “ultimate Truth.”  This is an exciting idea that we could teach in a way where students will … Continue reading

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Reflection about Class

I was glad that we looked into the content of the McGonigal TedTalk.  She was stating a lot of grand ideas that we didn’t get a chance to discuss in class.  It was also nice to hear my peers’ POV.  … Continue reading

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How People Learn: How to use transfer in teaching

In chapter three of How People Learn the emphasis is on better understanding how transfer works and how one kind of learning can lead to transfer, “defined as the ability to extend what has been learned in one context to … Continue reading

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