All You do to Me is [TED] Talk, Talk

Living as a human my entire life, the last decade paddling around in higher education, shaped my belief that teaching via processes like “childhood” and “school” generate behaviors and values we desire most consistently.  The everyday observations by a child regarding adult behavior, and the standardized lesson planning in education shape our beliefs, often to the detriment of other types of critical thinking evidence.

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An Interview with a Tree Fairy

An old Gen-X and a young Boomer caring for the girls that will grow to save the world we have made for them.  And when we made Andulka Park, we had little more than dirt and space.  The City of Trees was devoid of shade.  The city planted them but the tree fairy made sure they grew tall and strong.

What We Could Be

This week, journalist and photographer David Bacon sledgehammers a hole in the wall, revealing the…

Down the Advertising Rabbit Hole

Do we need email? facebook? amazon? Couldn’t we just pay robots to read all our books?

Full Time or Adjunct? Which one is better for students?

First, let me confess my bias:  I was hired as a full time faculty member…

Great TED Talk for Critical Thinking

Why People Believe Weird Things from @michaelshermer is the perfect antidote to the clock-watching and smartphone searching that begins in earnest as we start the fourth hour of class together. It’s funny, moves from point to point with purpose, and uses so many cultural references (UFO’s, drugs, music, religion) that almost anyone can find a part to enjoy.