Legislators, administrators and even we educators all spend a lot of time trying to “fix” education, but we rarely talk about what we mean when we say “education.” Faculty addressed this very question at our first Friday Forum in October. Steve Drake had suggested over the summer that this was a question that we as… Continue Reading What is an Education?
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A fascinating aspect of my prior career as a consultant was working with a wide range of businesses that I would not have guessed had existed. One client milled silicon carbide and tungsten into precision rings that serve as impenetrable seals for pipelines. Another does nothing more than replace air filters in air conditioning units throughout southern… Continue Reading A thousand ships Continue Reading A thousand ships
She came to see me during my office hours. She is so different from me. She has blue striped hair. She wears fake eyelashes that are about an inch long. She wears shoes with 6 inch heals. She is an artist. She has tattoos and piercings. She is so different from me. I have enjoyed… Continue Reading When Should a Student Bail?
It seems to me that school has become the extracurricular activity as of late. I know that doesn’t make sense, but let me explain myself. In the past, school came first and then other activities were scheduled if they could be fit in around the demands of school. These other activities were called extracurricular activities.… Continue Reading Has School Become An Extracurricular Activity?
My husband, Jon, likes Legos. A lot. I admit: building my very own Batmobile was pretty sweet. (You are welcome to come see it in my office any time.) But we diverge in our process for building. While I like to follow the directions, look at the diagrams, and compare to the pictures on the… Continue Reading My students can’t write! Part 3: Outlines and Models