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Elevate*Authentic*Self*Emerge: EASE Women’s Connection Circles

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Chris Meehan, Chief Community Impact Officer for the Vermont Foodbank and current Marlboro MBA student

Chris Meehan is currently completing her MBA at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. For her Capstone, Chris developed an approach to women's leadership circles, based on feedback from her peers. In this post, Chris offers insights into her project and talks about where she'll be taking it next.   Over the years, I have faced significant challenges in trying to balance the demands...

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Great Conversations Part 1: Preparing for a Great Conversation

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Our professional and personal lives are filled with conversations, some of them trivial and others crucial. Often we find ourselves agonizing over an upcoming conversation, wondering how to make it go well. In Great Conversations, the book I co-created with Travis Hellstrom, I offer a dozen simple tools for improving the quality of your conversations. Some of the most important work of hosting a...

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Grappling with Gamification

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Jamie Polzin, Faculty: Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, MATESOL Program

I was recently on a panel evaluating online learning platforms for business consultants. Many of the learning platform companies that the panel interviewed sold heavily on the concept of gamification of learning, but I was surprised at the vast differences in what these companies proposed gamification to be.The first company walked us through their quizzing software, then showed us that the...

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Humanizing the World, Teaching for Change!

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Nicole Awwad, Master of Arts in Teaching for Social Justice Alum

Alumni Spotlight: Becca Polk, Master of Art in Teaching with Social JusticeBecca Polk is a graduate of the Master of Art in Teaching with Social Justice program and Spark Teacher Institute (Spark) graduate, and currently teaches at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont. In her fourth year of teaching US History, Becca has continued to bring issues of justice into her classroom. “Spark...

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Ashoka Changemaker Team Visits Marlboro College

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Travis Hellstrom, Chair, MBA and MSM Programs

In February, Marlboro College hosted an Ashoka Changemaker Team for a three-day visit of our campus. The team was made up of Sarah-Marie Hopf (Director of Ashoka U Campus Partnerships) and Luzette Jaimes (Director of Learning and Development at Ashoka), both based in Washington, D.C., and Jay Friedlander (Professor of Sustainable Business from College of the Atlantic).         Marlboro is...

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Caring for You: A Graduate School Retreat

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Amanda Mehegan, Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Thick socks, hiking boots, bug spray, laptop, my water bottle completes my packing for the monthly trip to Vermont.  I am in my second trimester, working towards my Masters in Business Administration with a focus in collaborative leadership.  Over the past three weeks, I have been working from home on a pitch for my marketing class, and I am excited about the work I have done.  I drive towards...

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Merging Geography and Robotics in the Classroom

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

For her capstone project at Marlboro, MATT (Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology)  alum, Anne Pius, set out to offer a solution to two challenges confronting elementary school teachers in Vermont: pressure to include more STEM curriculum, and lack of cross-cultural exposure in the classroom. Inspired by her own passion for international travel and cross-cultural relationships, and driven by...

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