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Practical Strategies for Protecting Schools

Monday, January 28, 2013


By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University System There has been a movement to arm teachers in the classroom as a knee-jerk reaction to recent violence in schools. There isn’t a worse place for us to put guns! Students have been known to steal money, food, pencils, really anything, from a teacher’s desk.

Personalized Learning 101

Thursday, November 8, 2012


By Dr. Kathleen J. Tate, Program Director of M.Ed. in Teaching Personalized learning is an educational concept I discovered recently. I researched and found two important documents that define personalized learning serving as the foundation for designing a new graduate course, “Personalized and Individualized Online Learning” introduced by the University in the fall of 2012. The first was a report from the 2010 Symposium on [Re] Design for Personalized Learning, and the second was the U.S.

Humane Education: What’s YOUR Mission?

Thursday, November 1, 2012


By Dr. Kathleen J. Tate Program Director, M.Ed. in Teaching. American Public University What is Humane Education? In April 2012, I wrote a blog titled Humane Education: Who, What, and Why? about an important and growing niche of education, as well as classroom examples and resources. I was later thrilled to read an online Forbes interview with Zoe Weil, the president and co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE).

What Makes a Good Online Instructor?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


By Dr. Conrad Lotze Dean, School of Education, American Public University What  qualifications and characteristics are key to being  a good online instructor? In order to evaluate candidates for online faculty positions, I typically ask myself a series of questions: Do they possess the requisite content knowledge and degree necessary for the position?  Do they have knowledge and experience in pedagogy or andragogy, that is, the science and art of teaching children and adults, respectively?

Combating Cheating in the Education System

Friday, September 28, 2012


By Dr. William Overton Faculty Director, English, Humanities, and World Languages at American Public University It will be hard to rival the example of low academic integrity set by Aaron Swartz, 24, who was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology network and stealing nearly 5 million academic articles (reported on YAHOO! NEWS and The Chronicle of Higher Education).

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