Small Teachings

Yesterday I lucked upon a book on learning that was so interesting that I read it in one sitting. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang (2016) explains small changes or quick activities that you can incorporate into any course to boost student learning. He breaks down several strategiesContinue reading “Small Teachings”

September Notes

Addlepated ~ being mixed up : confused : eccentric. Prat ~ an incompetent, stupid, or foolish person; an idiot. Or a person’s buttocks. Sisyphean ~ of, relating to, or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus specifically : requiring continual and often ineffective effortg to a task that can never be completed. In Greek mythology, SisyphusContinue reading “September Notes”

June Notes

There are only 168 hours in a week. “Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even loving and loved.” – Octavia E. Butler “Freddish” ~ Fred Rogers way of talking to children on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Children tend to hear things literally. Fundamentally, Freddish anticipated the waysContinue reading “June Notes”

May Notes

Transnational networks ~ contacts, coalitions, and interactions across national boundaries that are not controlled by the central foreign policy organs of governments. hegemonic ~ ruling or dominant in a political or social context. LIFE PRINCIPLEExplore the edges of the sandbox. Color outside the lines. Spill some milk. There are many ways to play, coach andContinue reading “May Notes”