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About cupprof

Husband, father, grandfather, professor, outdoorsman, photographer, and perpetual deck builder.

What Would Brian Do?

“Someday, it will be your turn,” she said.  “Everyone should take a turn at being Chair of the Department.”  Dr. XYZ was a long-time colleague and had been Chair for a couple years when they told me their thoughts.  But, I vowed to … Continue reading

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Working to Stay Connected

Do you have a personal learning network (PLN)?  Do you have a collection of connected professionals?  I’m trying some new avenues of connecting with folks and wonder how you stay connected. My original PLN is still working for me, mostly … Continue reading

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Stress and Passion…

My biggest concern with becoming the Education Department Chairperson was the thought of all the stress.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised that while the job is overwhelming, the emails never-ending, and the problems new everyday, I don’t dislike the position.  I … Continue reading

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Reflection Resolutions…

Almost exactly 6 months have passed since my last post.  Nobody has noticed, nobody cares, except for me.  I promote reflection, thinking, and understanding in every ounce of my teaching, yet I continue to fail to type my own reflections.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Introduction

Below is an Online Introduction from a summer class I am teaching, ED 500.  One of their assignments is to create an introduction that is posted somewhere online.  If you are viewing this for another reason, like you just happened to … Continue reading

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My Revolution Revelation

Over winter break, I began a revolution in my teaching.  After losing a dear friend and colleague, my motivation and interest to grow as a teacher and learner was severely tested.  I needed something motivating. Toward the end of last … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Hi, I’m posting this for my ED 610 class, but feel free to read on if you’ve found this blog… by some very odd, terrible twist of fate.  I’m Dr. John McCullough, Professor in the Education Department at Clarion University. I … Continue reading

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Spring 2016

Although it’s currently 9°F, I am thinking about the Spring 2016 semester.  The semester begins in a few short days and many changes are on the horizon. For ECH 415: Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Grades 1-4, I plan to delve … Continue reading

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Getting bloody…

“When you live on the cutting edge, you’re bound to get bloody.”  I’m sure I didn’t create this quote, but I certainly say it a lot and seem to live by it. Well, I’m bloody. I made a variety of … Continue reading

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The Little Things…

The main thing I wanted to reflect on in this post, besides stress and being the anti-blogger, is the design of my courses.  It’s no wonder D2L drives me crazy… there are so many options, so many design possibilities, so … Continue reading

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