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Part-time writing humor for your part time reading pleasure

Part-Timer Paradox The #part-timer qualifier finds it’s way into most of my job titles. Sometimes…

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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.

Will You Be a First Responder to ITT Tech Students?

Teaching and college administration has been my calling for well over a decade. From 2005-2009,…

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…

What is Your Sophomore Year?

A year of change should be followed by a year of normalizing…and more change! What does that look and feel like? What’s the good of seeing a change all the way through?

Using the Comma in Your Life

This is a link to an article I wrote for Inlandia Literary Journeys. Each Sunday’s…

Looking for Stories

Metrics!  No matter your job, there are data available to validate, educate, or eliminate you! …

How We Teach Students About Values

College campuses are getting a good deal of attention these days. In fact, we always…

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.

Let’s Get to Work

In the Introductory Course Sequence, my students and I face reality head on. We do…