Archive for the 'Education' Category

MEET MUNIRA KHALIF AND HAROLD EKEH…

April 9th, 2015

Munira Khalif and Harold Ekeh have the distinct honor of receiving acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League colleges. That they both have exemplary academic achievements is accepted. What makes them different? Khalif is one of just nine young people from around the world to receive the UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage […]

I’D SKIM UNTIL I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

March 24th, 2015

One of my nephews, upon graduation from high school, proclaimed that he would never have to read another book again. That is bad, but I know there are people who will think this 5 minute and 28 second video too long and boring to watch. From Nancie Atwell, the first recipient of the $1 million […]

ABU GHRAIB COMING TO YOUR SCHOOL…?

March 20th, 2015

I thought schools were all about being bully-free zones. So, this is what I think the rule should be: if you expect a student of a criminal act—assault, theft, possession, &c.—then first, sit the student down in a safe place, second, call the adults responsible for the student and do absolutely nothing else until that […]

SILHOUETTE MAN IS VERY ANGRY…

March 15th, 2015

Then of course, there was George Carlin’s take on educational debt…

WHAT DOES THIS EARTH REQUIRE OF US…?

March 13th, 2015

BILL MOYERS: Welcome. In this broadcast you will meet an effervescent man who still believes we can make democracy work. Later we’ll talk about those people in Washington who refuse to let it work, but first Wendell Berry. A master of the written word, he rarely appears on television. For one thing, when he’s not […]

TA-NEHISI COATES ON COMFORTABLE HISTORY

March 1st, 2015

In cross-reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Case For Reparations in the June issue of The Atlantic with the online version, I found this sidebar/precursor dating from 22 January 2012:Crowd-Sourcing American History in which Coates writes, in part: I’ve been thinking about that some in my posts on Ron Paul, Howard Zinn and the issue of compensated […]

IF YOU’RE NOT LEARNING YOUR DYING…

February 24th, 2015

STAYING ANALOG, PAPER STILL COUNTS…

February 23rd, 2015

I have continued to go analog in many aspects of my life, but I still find the digital component important for sharing information through Have Coffee Will Write, The Writing On The Wal and emails. When writing fiction I still have my IBM Selectric II for first drafts, but I find my brain moves too […]

THIS ONE IS FOR ALL MY STUDENTS…

February 19th, 2015

Lynn Johnston writes: Writing about the trials and tribulations of being a student brought memories flooding back. Here, I relived the anxiety of writing exams. Like everyone else, I hated them. There is an art to studying, which I didn’t learn until high school, and that is: there will always be questions asked about things […]

I SEE EVIDENCE OF THIS EVERY SCHOOL DAY…

February 3rd, 2015

Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep – especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime. The evidence is so strong, the experts said, that health watchdogs should overhaul guidelines for electronic device use by youngsters. The […]

TOM PETERS, HYMAN RICKOVER AND LEARNING…

February 2nd, 2015

This meshes neatly with Admiral Hyman Rickover’s talk at Columbia University in 1982. After a lifetime of work I conclude that what can be said about doing a job is hardly enough for one lecture, let alone an entire field of study. The key points of such a lecture I would summarize as follows: Human […]

EVERY PROPHET IS THE LAST PROPHET…

November 6th, 2014

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STATE OVER CHURCH…

November 5th, 2014

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WITH A CAMEO FROM HIS NOODLENESS…

November 4th, 2014

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MORE WOMEN PLEDGE…?

November 3rd, 2014

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WEALTH HAS ALWAYS SHAPED GOVERNMENT…

November 2nd, 2014

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BEING GREAT AT BEING GREAT…

November 1st, 2014

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WITH SIX BILLION YOU GET EGG ROLL…

October 31st, 2014

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A MONK STOPS AT A HOT DOG VENDER AND ASKS…

October 30th, 2014

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT…

October 29th, 2014

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