The purpose of discoursED is to promote conversation regarding education. We aim to delight, inform, challenge and entertain you on all things related to the College of Education (COE) at MBU and teaching. Trying to decide if you want to read our blog? If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, chances are you’ll gain something from discoursED:
- Are you a prospective student wanting to learn more about the COE?
- Are you a current student taking coursework to become a future teacher?
- Are you an alum who wants to stay connected, challenged and heard?
- Are you a teacher educator seeking new ideas to integrate with your preservice teachers?
- Do you want to know what folks in the COE are up to and are thinking about?
- Or, are you just plain curious about teaching and learning?
Meet the Blog Editor
I am Emily Ely, the blog editor; this means I do some of the writing, hound others to write, edit guest posts, and approve what gets posted. The majority of my professional time is spent teaching people to be teachers as an Assistant Professor of Reading Education at MBU. I’m one of the lucky ones who love their job and I’m sure my fondness for the COE at MBU will shine through discoursED. Prior to completing my PhD at the University of Virginia, I taught kindergarten and was a reading coach in Miami, Florida. Though my personal expertise relates to reading education, I will strive to display a balance of teaching-related topics on this blog. In fact, my hope is that you’ll hear (I guess, read) the voices of other COE folk more than mine.
Disclaimer: Every once in awhile, a post may contain a grammatical/spelling error or two. I don’t anticipate glaringly obvious mistakes (thanks to my inability to tune out the voice of my dissertation mentor correcting my every mistake), but should a grammatical error somehow make its way into a post against my best effort to forbid it, I’m confident you’ll find a way to see past it and get the gist anyway. Additionally, I’m not making claims that everything shared on discoursED is based in science (some might be) or is advice you should necessarily follow (though some you probably should) – they are simply ideas, experiences, and perspectives for you to ponder.
Contact / Write a guest post
We welcome questions, comments, and guest posts! If you are affiliated with the COE (e.g., student, alum, faculty, staff), we invite you to write a guest post! Posts can be brief and about anything related to the COE or education, including experiences, a fond memory, achievements, aha moments, how coursework or an instructor shaped you, and so on…
Write a Guest Post
If you are affiliated with the COE (e.g., student, alum, faculty, staff), we invite you to write a guest post! Posts can be brief and about anything related to the COE or education, including experiences, a fond memory, achievements, aha moments, how coursework or an instructor shaped you, and so on…
Submit your post idea to Emily Ely: firstname.lastname@example.org