Yet another academic year approaches – yet another set of fresh new faces on campus. As we approach a the start of term I would like to renew the conversation on campus ministry we began last spring (You can find […]
A NY Times Blog Green Inc. reported last week that six universities will test a Kindle text book plan this fall. The development was also reported in the Wall Street Journal last May: Amazon to Launch Kindle for Textbooks. From […]
The NYTimes published a piece this week reporting a new school in Washington Hts (from the Equity Project) that has assembled a dream team of teachers, paid them 125 grand a piece with promises of as much as 25 grand […]
Charles Murray famously spends time deconstructing the myths of public education. He’s not always right, he’s usually politically incorrect, but he’s always worth listening to — especially if you are a public educator. With civility, what do you think (honestly) […]
One of the topics Scot has emphasized of late has been the future of our church and the importance of youth ministry – defined to cover anyone from 12 to 30 or so. We have been discussing an aspect of […]
I receive a letter like this two or three times a month and thought it might be a good idea to jot down a brief response. First, the letter; then, the response. Hello Scot, My name is [Kip]. I’m a […]
I read this piece about parents (!) sandbagging the applications of others [other kids who apply to schools] in our local paper this week. Have you heard of this? And what do you think?
This marks the end of our series on good teachers and the book by Ken Bain called What the Best College Teachers Do. The book comes to an end with one of my pet peeves about education: assessments and evaluations.
How do the best college teachers relate to and with their students? There is a school of thought, and I will call it the authoritative/traditional model, that operates with the teacher as the authority and the primary mode of operation […]
How do good teachers conduct a class? This is the central question for chp 5 of Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do, a book I consider the best book I’ve ever read on education. He gives seven principles […]