Higher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: You are not your students

One of the biggest “oh duh” lessons I had in working in higher ed was the realization that I am not typical. I’ve talked about this before, about how professors and instructors were probably the nerdy, top-of-the-class kids. It’s a challenge to put yourself in the mindset of a typical …

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Critical ThinkingEducation

Pope Francis speaks at World Youth Day: Gay clergy good. Women bad.

Students and youths from all over the world recently flocked to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day. Initiated in 1986 by Pope John Paul II, this event takes place each Palm Sunday at local levels, and internationally every two to three years.   What is World Youth Day? …

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Higher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Do you Love Education But Hate School?

On my Google+ feed the other day, this video came up that grabbed my attention. It’s a spoken word poem by a young man in the UK called “I Will Not Let an Exam Result Decide My Fate.” After being moved by it, I followed it back to his first …

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Secondary Education

Puppies Fix Everything: A Tale of Creative Writing

I was given the best class ever this semester. It’s Creative Writing, and the class is full of sophomores, juniors and seniors. They’re all girls, and they’re all NICE. Seriously nice. Twenty-five of the brand of high school girls who giggle and blush and give each other compliments and make …

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