Clay's Cloudy Consciousness

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TPACK vs SAMR when using Hyperdocs

Compared to other teachers, I find myself to be very lucky with the current way I am set up at work. I am situated in a brand new learning-studio (a portable, but built in modern fashion and in-house) which is… Continue Reading →


With an election coming up, I’ve been hearing the term “double-down” in media and conversation more often than usual as of late. I’ve always found it to be a helpful explanation of context when referring to arguments/discussions/controversies as it is… Continue Reading →

The Weakest Link

I watched the gameshow, “The Weakest Link” a couple of times. I didn’t really think it was a good game or an entertaining show, but I sure did love to hate the host. She was just so…mean. Why did she… Continue Reading →

Where am I now? 1b Blog Post

I would argue that this final blog post has particular requirements that I will not be able to meet. Specifically, this post should communicate my thinking in a clear, succinct, focused, and organized fashion. However, I was permitted to name… Continue Reading →

Making as Inquiry – EDCI 568 Assignment #2

The three dimensional printer which I have been steward of this past six months has been steering my thoughts when I “academically procrastinate”. That is to say, when the act of working on research methods or my professional learning network… Continue Reading →

Protect your neck

In the spring of 2012, I was in my first practicum. I was well liked by the staff, and would mingle with the other teachers. As the veteran teachers do, one such teacher (I will refer to him as Bob)… Continue Reading →

Thought Troubles

I was planning on writing my weekly post on the film “Kitchen Stories’, a wonderful film demonstrating the both the humanizing and de-humanizing effects of research. However, as I began to write that post, my critical voice was quite insistent… Continue Reading →

Back in MY day…

Sorry. The title is ignorant. But, it sure sums up my feelings after a recent read. Also, I’ll mention that my blog is not limited to one single purpose. Sometimes, it is just a diary; I did not consider my… Continue Reading →

“Teach me how to Teach, please” is not a spontaneous thought

After reading Idle No More: Radical Indigeneity in Teacher Education by Shauneen Pete, I have mixed thoughts. I am a white, privileged, middle-class male and I am trying to remain mindful of the fact that my reaction to her writing… Continue Reading →

An Examination of Action Research (Assignment 2)

An Examination of Action Research Part 1: Background In this post, I am examining the second chapter in a book titled Action Research in Education, written by Mary McAteer. The chapter is titled Getting to Grips with Perspectives. McAteer is… Continue Reading →

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