Evolving Critical Pedagogy

Below is a culmination of a Jigsaw Activity about Critical Pedagogy from Freire and Hooks texts. This blog post is a group activity from authors: Mary Nedela, Luisa Burgos, Alireza Farzampour, Armin Yeganeh, Brittany Hoover, James Schlitt, and Britton Hipple. DEFINE: Critical pedagogy is the ability to teach dynamically, collaboratively, and innovatively to humanize students … Continue reading Evolving Critical Pedagogy

Musing on my Teaching Self

When contemplating this week’s blog post I was suddenly reminded of a True Colors Personality Test that I took as part of my time as a resident assistant during my undergrad. I tied for both green and blue. (If you haven’t taken a True Colors year check out this quick one here: https://lonerwolf.com/true-colors-personality-test/) As a … Continue reading Musing on my Teaching Self

Is Grading a Necessary Evil?

In preparation for this week’s discussion, I have decided to post on the question, “Is grading a necessary evil?” In order to answer that question, first you would have to define a “necessary evil”. The Cambridge Dictionary defines a “necessary evil” as something unpleasant that must be accepted in order to achieve a particular result. I, however, … Continue reading Is Grading a Necessary Evil?

Online learning is not effective learning

If networked learning is the direction for the future of learning, then I believe that it must overcome the same problem that networking has struggled to shed. Networking events have dominated the business and science world as ways for professionals to cultivate productive relationships for future employment or business. Some of the problems of networking are … Continue reading Online learning is not effective learning


My real name is Britton Hipple, and I am currently a second year graduate student, pursing a PhD in Biochemistry. I chose to use the theme of the Blogging Parasite for this blog as that is a direct representation of my research in the lab of Dr. Zachary Mackey. My interest is in the DNA … Continue reading Hello