About 35%

A post about failure and some identity connections.

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Think About Learning

I love listening to professors.  I’m a professor.  I don’t mind if people listen to me or not, but I love to listen to professors.  More than that – I love to learn.  I love learning what professors have learned and studied. I was listening to a professor share his ideas.  I wrote about him […]

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Graduation and Grieving

I walk on Friday night. The dissertation is being bound (I found mistakes today). I need to pick up regalia. Family will be in town this week. We are planning a celebration. It will be a pretty awesome and super busy week. But amidst the celebration and the joy is this overwhelming sense of loss. […]

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A Grade School Understanding

I just heard that line in a documentary that I was watching.  It struck me.  We can have a “grade school” understanding of many things, and that’s not a bad thing necessarily.  Hopefully, we start to develop understanding of many things at higher levels, but no matter how much we learn, we might still maintain […]

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Cancelled Class

I was sitting in the college cafe today, and I overheard a student talk about how her class was cancelled today.  She was so excited that her class was cancelled today. What is it about a cancelled class that feels so good?  It’s like Christmas.  Students are just so excited. What do you think?  Why […]

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School As Home

The college school year is done. There are a handful of students on campus, but most of them are leaving for school-related trips this week. It’s a great thing, and there is this sense of emptiness about the place. I can’t help but think about our students that went home – but will miss this […]

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What We Teach

I work at a school.  What do we teach?  Yes, we teach writing, reading, and math.  Sometimes we teach art, singing, and creativity.  But because it is a formal education setting – not the schola of old – we teach compliance.  That’s what we teach.  Do this for a A in the class.  Do this […]

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