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Required Readings

Digital divide, dress codes, problems as pedagogy, homeless students, and more: Required Readings, 08.30.15

Following a week in a land with few home computers (a.k.a., the town where I grew up), I thought I’d start off this week’s Required Readings with an article on the Digital Divide; specifically, Apple’s efforts to bridge it via the federal ConnectED program. Gendered dress codes at school: discussed in …

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Required Readings

Freelance academics, trigger warnings, loyalty oaths, failing schools in FL, prep school sex scandal, NLRB football ruling: Required Readings, 08.16.15

You don’t have to be tenured to engage with the public about your research: Freelance Academics as Public Intellectuals The discourse regarding trigger warnings in higher education continues: Coddling of the American Mind and a disaster for education and mental health, or missing the point about addressing the needs of students with post-traumatic …

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Critical Thinking

A Skeptatic Dialogue, Conclusion

Quentis and Firmatio: A Skeptatic Dialogue, Conclusion Continued from Part 4.   Epilogue: While the Socratic dialogues are useful in studying the Socratic method, perhaps this Skeptatic dialogue might be helpful in explaining the Skeptical method. Or perhaps not, I’m experimenting with different pedagogical techniques and this is one result. …

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Critical ThinkingPolitics

Why I like Donald Trump. Or, how can something so wrong feel so right?

I am a bit of a political junkie. Thus, I watched the first Republican debate even though it is about 99.99% likely that I’ll vote Democrat for president. However, since there is more than a 0.01 chance that the next president will be a Republican, it made me wonder which …

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EducationPedagogy

Learning with Spaced Repetition

Hey there, Doubters! It’s been a while, I know. Where have I been, you ask? Just languishing in post-doctoral unemployment and general malaise, enjoying my time off, doing some travelling, and doing unpaid labour to prove my dedication to a perverse system happily working on some research and post-doc applications. But enough …

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Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

A Skeptatic Dialogue, Conclusion

Quentis and Firmatio: A Skeptatic Dialogue, Conclusion Continued from Part 4.   Epilogue: While the Socratic dialogues are useful in studying the Socratic method, perhaps this Skeptatic dialogue might be helpful in explaining the Skeptical method. Or perhaps not, I’m experimenting with different pedagogical techniques and this is one result. …

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Pedagogy

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EducationPedagogy

Learning with Spaced Repetition

Hey there, Doubters! It’s been a while, I know. Where have I been, you ask? Just languishing in post-doctoral unemployment and general malaise, enjoying my time off, doing some travelling, and doing unpaid labour to prove my dedication to a perverse system happily working on some research and post-doc applications. But enough …

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Culture

Hypocrisy in action.
Culture

Practicing What I Teach

As a teacher, I want my students to be open minded. However, I cannot expect this of them if I am not so myself. I claim that, as a skeptic, I am willing to change my mind about even my most cherished beliefs if they do not match the best …

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