Category Archives: Teaching and learning

Playing, Pausing and Playing Back

After reaching my dog talk saturation point at the Sense & Sensibility Seminar in Chicago last weekend, I’ve been a little lax with returning to the blog.  I’ve still got a post brewing full of highlights from Patricia McConnell and … Continue reading

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My Dog is a Unitarian Feminist Bedwetter

Last Friday night I walked up to the check-out line at the grocery store with a bottle of wine and the latest copy of BARK magazine, wondering if I would inspire a friendly jab from whomever happened to be working the … Continue reading

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Will the Jerry Maguires of Animal Welfare please stand up?

With unforgettable quotes like “You complete me” and shots of a frazzled Tom Cruise exclaiming “Help me, help you” to a naked Cuba Gooding Jr., it’s easy to forget the opening scene that started it all in the 1996 romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Animal Welfare: Three Examples of Exceptional Educators

In his 1985 presidential address to the American Educational Research Association, Lee Shulman proposed a new domain of teacher knowledge which has since become a cornerstone of research and practice in teacher education:  pedagogical content knowledge. Pedagogical content knowledge–known lovingly … Continue reading

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Five Foolproof Tips for Better “Pit Bull” Advocacy

Recently BAD RAP shared the following message on their Facebook page that is truly some of the most sage advice you can receive when it comes to effective dog advocacy: Question: “How do I best defend my dog when people … Continue reading

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