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8KQ Sparks Interest in Rwanda

In March, a JMU delegation consisting of Dr. Heather Coltman, Dr. Mike Davis, Dr. Besi Muhonja, Neil Marrin, Dr. Angela DiCosola, and myself traveled to Kigali to build new relationships with Rwandan higher education institutions and non-profit organisations. Meetings often … Continue reading

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JMU’s Successful Showing at IBESCC

“Toothbrushes: We started using them around the time of our 2nd birthdays. Our entire lives we’ve been told that in order to have a healthy smile, we need to brush our teeth both morning & night, and replace it every … Continue reading

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Developing Character in the Classroom

Character can be defined as an amalgam of traits or dispositions embodied in behaviors and actions. A virtue is a positive character trait or disposition that tends to make its possessor a good human being. Virtues involve aspects of how … Continue reading

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Becoming Our Ideal Self: Paul Jennings Hall

In President Alger’s February update, he publicly shared our university’s intentions to name the newest residence hall after Paul Jennings, a man who lived the vast majority of his life enslaved to James and Dolley Madison. This decisive act in … Continue reading

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Bridging Theory and Practice in Diversity in Elementary Education: Ethical Reasoning and the 8KQ

When I came to JMU in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Early, Elementary, and Reading Education Department, I was immediately drawn to Ethical Reasoning in Action. I had recently found a book of cases that matched perfectly with … Continue reading

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