Tag Archives: Teaching

Learning: Talent vs Practice

Taking a digital drawing and painting class – when I firmly believed “I can’t draw” – taught me a lot about learning, and something about teaching. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading

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Restrepo – A Year in Afghanistan

Not trying to answer political questions – what will happen next – nor evaluate whether the tactics or one or another administration was correct, the documentary film Restrepo simply shows soldiers’ perspective on the war in Afghanistan by showing the experiences of one platoon. Here’s why it’s worth seeing. Continue reading

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Snarkiness Fail

Most teachers, except those who are true saints or give everyone A’s, get irritated while grading papers.  We talk to our students constantly “How could you miss that? I said it 3 times!”  We spend time in each others’ offices … Continue reading

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