A post about failure and some identity connections.
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 […]Read more "Think About Learning"
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. […]Read more "Graduation and Grieving"
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 […]Read more "A Grade School Understanding"
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 […]Read more "Cancelled Class"
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 […]Read more "School As Home"
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 […]Read more "What We Teach"