Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Some More Ways to Sustain and Develop Open Minds.

Illustration by Maurice Sendak Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for teachers who wish to promote the development of open minds. 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for … Continue reading

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Education Does not Prepare You for Life: Life is Your Education.

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading … Continue reading

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Dreams of February 2014

Dream #1 Look at that parking job- I said pointing at an adjacent rooftop where a the back wheels of the tiny indigo car were on the wrong side of the parking barrier, a foot from a 40 foot drop down … Continue reading

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The Best Places Fill You Up and Let You Go: A Note to Generations and The Community Around It

I am in Transition from preschool work into a career in physical therapy. Yesterday I said good-bye to the best job I have ever had and my favorite educational community. So many people impacted my life as a teacher, and … Continue reading

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The Importance of A Committed Life: Hubert Dreyfus Talks About Teaching and Learning and the Challenges of Living with 21st Century Technology.

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What baboons and Hannah Arendt can teach us about human behavior that could save us from ourselves

If I had control over the curriculum of high schools in the U.S., two videos, the 2012 film Hannah Arendt and the documentary “Stress,The portrait of a Killer”, would be shown in a course all students would have to take called … Continue reading

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Time Travel Interview Part II

In Which I answer the last 18 questions posed by Marcel Proust’s aunt to the 14 year-old Proust. I gotta say these are pretty tough questions for a 14 year-old. I know if my aunt asked me these questions when … Continue reading

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