A Lasallian Educator in Exile

Hi, I’m Jaime!

I am a composition scholar, an educational developer, a practitioner of transformative education both in and out of the classroom, and an accidental instructional design evangelist.

As Executive Director of the De La Salle Institute for Advanced Teaching and learning, I created a teaching and learning center from the ground up, which gave me valuable insight into faculty pedagogical needs university-wide. As an educational developer at a small university, I was responsible for supporting faculty in every discipline and at every instructional level.

I have a Ph.D. in English from Temple University, with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, one of the only disciplines outside of Education to provide explicit training in pedagogy and assessment.

I see myself as a translator of sorts with a gift for explaining how Lasallian pedagogy intersects with modern educational theory; how to begin (or continue) the lifelong work of transformative praxis; and how to mediate our pedagogical practices via educational technology.

I’m also mom to two kids with an unusual educational history, now enrolled in a global-majority public school in Philadelphia. They were a bit forlorn to learn that Dr. Jaime’s Seminary for Peculiar Children is a year-round jawn, but don’t feel too bad for them, because some of their summer lessons involve painting and nature walks and building electronics and making slime.

Lasallian pedagogy is at the heart of what I do, but this blog is not just for people working at Lasallian institutions. Good teaching is good teaching, and the insights I highlight here apply to a wide range of institutions and a wide range of educational levels.

I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to learning alongside you!

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