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The Role of Caring

I just got back from a conference and the most powerful session I attended was entitled “The Role of Care in Faculty Development.” Based on the work of Nell Nodding, the session focused on how in addition to caring for our students, we have to care for each other as faculty. Not surprisingly, the presenters were… Continue Reading The Role of Caring

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Mind Over Matter?

Mind Over Matter?

“Education is inherently and inevitably an issue of human goals and human values.” These words are found in the introduction to Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future.  He places before us five critical uses or “muscles” of the human mind if we are to live well in the days ahead. These five, a pentad,… Continue Reading Mind Over Matter?

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Shame on Me, Shame on Us

Shame on Me, Shame on Us! Last Tuesday, like many of you, I watched the election results in disbelief.  How could we have gotten the polling so wrong and how could the American populous have elected Donald Trump as President?  As I thought about facing my colleagues and students on Wednesday, I wondered what can… Continue Reading Shame on Me, Shame on Us

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