Teaching

Make America Read Again (3)

Make America Read Again: Take the Factory Model Out of Education 📚

“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.” ~Albert Camus In a 2009 interview with Reuters Magazine, Kanye West says, “I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life,” which he ironically shares while on a tour promoting his own …

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Greg Ulmer on Developing Your Singularity Instead of Your Self 🧩

“The individual’s biography, if she is to maintain regular interaction with others in the day-to-day world, cannot be wholly fictive. It must continually integrate events which occur in the external world, and sort them into the ongoing ‘story’ about the self… Feelings of self-identity are both robust and fragile.” Gregory L. Ulmer Gilles Deleuze and …

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The Himalayas of Literature

Scaling the Himalayas of Literature – From Wallace to Joyce – Six Novels

“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” –Reinhold Messner We are kicking off a brand new course series and inviting participants from all over the world to climb some of the most challenging literary mountains on the planet. Course Overview Climbing the highest peaks on the planet …

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The Blu(e) of Education

The Blue of Education

Our world is now so complex, our technology and science so powerful, and our problems so global and interconnected that we have come to the limits of individual human intelligence and individual expertise.”  James Paul Gee With brief pockets of cynicism and frequent moments of humor,  James Paul Gee describes the anti-intellectual spirit of our …

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Mark Edmundson

Mark Edmundson on Becoming the Author’s Advocate, His Attorney for Explication and Defense

“The kind of teaching I part company with, the kind that seems to me most destructive to the freedom of self-making, is the kind that simply applies a standing set of terms to every text that comes to hand. These forms of teaching are a little like bad translation. Every work, alas, is rewritten in …

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7 Habits of an Excellent Teacher

“The one exclusive sign of knowledge is thorough teaching.” Aristotle These seven habits of an excellent teacher are based on Chickering’s and Gamson’s “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” Whether you’re a college professor or a high school teacher, there is plenty here to work on as you reach your mid-semester stride. Encourage Student/Professor …

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