Tag Archives: learning

Questions that matter: A repost

The following is a guest post I wrote for Your Pit Bull & You last week. And because of the importance of the topic, I think it warrants reposting here. This is a “stop and think” post. Per the title, … Continue reading

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Stargate Breached: Peaches and the dog door

This past Monday, highlighted by the Presidential Inauguration and the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, was truly a magical day at our house. Peaches, our 3.5 year old therapy dog had a breakthrough.  A year ago, we … Continue reading

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Want a positive relationship with your dog? Then look to the “negative space” for training help.

The following is a repost of an article I wrote a little over a year ago titled “Learning to move in the negative space.”  After spending some time observing my fellow dog owners in a recent training workshop, I thought … Continue reading

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Pondering bumper stickers and Defining disciplinary expertise: A follow-up to my dog training non-controversy post

For many years, I never wanted to be one of those people with bumper stickers on my car.  (Although I do confess to having sported a few LA Kings stickers during my ultra-fanatical hockey phase in high school.)  Because I … Continue reading

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Learning to move in the “negative space”

Every discipline includes a number of fundamental concepts that help guide both novice learning and expert practice in the field.  Mathematics teachers know that students must understand the properties of real numbers before algebraic thinking is possible, and history teachers … Continue reading

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