The best teachers and professors resemble parental figures: They provide their students with emotional mentorship.

This intelligent, accurate, and clear description of how college classes actually run and what purposes they actually serve has no place in US discourse about higher ed. What we need instead are seven more businessmen who have never spent a day in the classroom pontificating about how they’re going to transform education by making aContinue reading “The best teachers and professors resemble parental figures: They provide their students with emotional mentorship.”

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Technology and Higher Ed, Part 2

Summing it up more simply: When I was sixteen I took karate lessons with my friend Marty. Shōrin-ryū at the local Y. The first thing we asked our instructor was, When will we receive training with weapons? (Why did we ask this question? Because we were sixteen.) Our instructor told us that he didn’t train students to useContinue reading “Technology and Higher Ed, Part 2”

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

NOTE: this post was expanded and corrected August 6th, 2014. It’s a kind of note-taking for an essay of mine on Guardians of the Galaxy to be released in a forthcoming anthology dedicated to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. If you’ve seen the latest, massively fun addition to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, then you know its cheesyContinue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1”

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