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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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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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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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Photos of the Day

We were back today for round two of our visits to Camp PAWS at our local humane society, and Peaches once again did her best to get in as many neck kisses, head massages, butt hugs and full body squeezes … Continue reading

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Therapy Dogs: Not Born, Not Made, but Shaped

As an inherently romantic society, we Americans love talking about how we were “born to” do something.  “I was born to run.”  “She was born a gifted writer.”  “He was born to do this kind of work.”  . . . … 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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