Category Archives: Education

The tuition is too damn high!

I think I know what Jimmy McMillan’s opinion would be concerning college tuition rates. In my previous post, I included an infographic that suggested tuition rates have increased by 500% since the early 1980s. If we start just a little … Continue reading

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Do we value education?

In my professional development class last week, I had the opportunity to listen to several international students who were willing to stand up and speak about their educational backgrounds, as well as share their perspectives on the educational system of … Continue reading

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You have a choice.

So I just read about an article that was recently published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, entitled “Multiple-Choice Questioning Is an Efficient Instructional Methodology That May Be Widely Implemented in Academic Courses to Improve Exam Performance“. There was actually … Continue reading

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Be friends with failure.

I just discovered a blog that very succinctly makes an excellent point about the creative process: be friends with failure. This is what my rambling discourse eventually led to as I babbled about creativity. The author writes from the perspective … Continue reading

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The Reality of Monotasking…

I have written several posts on creativity recently, and then made what probably seems like a detour to discuss the idea of multitasking. The thing is, this was not that much of a detour, as multitasking stands in direct opposition … Continue reading

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The Myth of Multitasking…

This commercial is excellent, even if the point of it is to sell you a device that will likely lead to exactly the type of behavior being parodied. The scene where the guy drops his cell phone in the urinal … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Evaluation

I happened to discover this article, and at first I got really excited about it: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/519001/first-trial-of-crowdsourced-grading-for-computer-science-homework/ Then I started reading it, and got a little disappointed. After having spent some time reading through Alfie Kohn’s website, and discussing his article … Continue reading

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Playground Physics

 

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Are you innately gifted?

This post has been stewing on the back burner of my mind for quite a while now. Looking back, it almost surely began on the day that the ultrasound technician informed me that I would be the father of a … Continue reading

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Speaking of privilege…

Oh Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal!

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