Why can’t they all be Gary Gnu?

I’ve removed the political feeds from my inbox and replaced them with poetry from places…

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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.

What We Could Be

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

Motivation Schmotivation

I teach motivation as part of my coursework in my Intro to College course, and…

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.