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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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Denard Robinson and Pit Bull Advocacy

I have never been much of  a football fan, nor have I ever really understood much about the sport.  I love athletics, sporting events, and drinking and eating too much at Superbowl parties. I have always enjoyed playing sports myself, … Continue reading

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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Washington Post Editorial Board makes shameful mistake, even for an opinion piece

According to the Washington Post, their Editorials “represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board.”  Hmm. Apparently then, The Washington Post as an institution sees no problem with … Continue reading

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