One of the readings for an education course I am attending is titled ‘How to Build Your Tribe—Finding ‘Your People’ ” and was written by Marelisa Fabrega. Fabrega is concerned with our human need to be part of a group. She writes that “Noted psychologist, Abram Maslow, had identified this need to belong as one … [Read more…]
My Post titled “Redesigning Universities” is a fine example of a Canadian success story. The link below demonstrates how we, south and a bit west of the Canadian border are throwing words and theories at this issue, but failing miserably. The link leads to a video clip about the University of Hawaii’s flagship campus, and … [Read more…]
I’m not a great fan of Ted talks, but occasionally one is recommended to me that just resonates, and this is certainly one of those. This is a “hot topic” for me, as I am very concerned with creative ways to improve higher ed, and Helfand addresses my concerns.
As part of an assignment in my Social Media class I was required to try a new tool, resource, or community that I was curious about. The professor listed a few sites and I settled on Diigo. I actually tried a few of the sites that were listed, although that was not my original plan. … [Read more…]
I read the following passage in a summary of Daniel H. Pink’s book, A Whole Mind, under the subheading Play: “Why is Dr. Madan Kataria laughing? … Kataria a physician from Mumbai, India likes to laugh. A lot. In fact, he believes the laughter can function like a benevolent virus — that it can infest … [Read more…]
I recently ran across the following quote from Noam Chomsky and I must admit that it surprised me. I always took it for granted that a thinker, and activist like Chomsky was always out to persuade others. This short passage really made me stop and reassess my behavior, as well as many of the educators … [Read more…]