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    Jill Rooney, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of History at MassBay Community College, and the author of The Open Academic blog. She has written articles for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Smithsonian Press, and the African American National Biography. She has over 20 years experience as a college professor, and specialized in curriculum development and assessment.

    You can find her on Google+ or @jillrooney2.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • 8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability

    April 26th, 2013 No Comments Features

    One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today’s classroom. Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, students of all abilities study in all classrooms from kindergarten through college, even when they have physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities that seem too challenging to integrate or excluded them from traditional classrooms… Read More

  • 10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

    April 5th, 2013 No Comments Features

    A recent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of teacher burnout is readily apparent:… Read More