Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Part 1: Using Curiosity, Courage and Caring to Promote Civil Discourse in the Classroom

It seems like everywhere we look these days, there are people yelling at one another, disagreeing vehemently, and sometimes violently, over everything from politics to gun control to health care … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Future of Higher Ed: Isn’t it Obvious?

Perception, Obviousness and Questions about the Future of Higher Education Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception with Russ Roberts on EconTalk In the EconTalk segment linked above, Teppo Felin … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Getting ready to say goodbye

I woke early today, mostly due to the pesky thunderstorm raging outside. But also because my head is full of thoughts and my heart is full of feelings. You see, … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Does Sexy Media Matter?

Have you seen my TED talk, Does Sexy Media Matter? In this talk I share how I got interested in studying sexualized media, what I’ve found in my research about … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Story of Learning

Learning the stories of others brings our own stories into a new perspective,teaching us to see things from a different point of view, giving us a way to look into a world that we haven’t encountered in our own lives.

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

On International Day of Women & Girls in Science: A different vision for girls

For the past several years, I’ve worked with several of our  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty at ACU to host our annual STEM for Girls day. We started with … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Creativity, edu: Contemplative Pedagogies and Learning

As we think about our students as heroes on a journey, we’ll be considering the three stories that they’ll be exploring: the story of self, the story of others, and … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment
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