Category Archives: teaching

Learning

“I know that I know nothing, and that is the beginning of wisdom,”said Socrates. The more education focuses on learning, not the things learned, the better off our students are.  How to gather the facts is usually more important than … Continue reading

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Learned Lately

“What’s something interesting that you’ve learned lately?” Before every class, I talk with my students. Not every student every time, of course, but sometimes I ask this question. It stumps some people. These are early classes and people have a … Continue reading

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Attention and Learning

According to a psychologist I taught with, the most important part of learning is paying attention.  We learn what we’re focused on.   One key to learning, then, is just to focus attention on the moment.  As much as possible, … Continue reading

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New Semester

The new semester starts tomorrow.   I teach a lot of freshman composition at community college, and very, very few people are excited to take English.  But most of them are there to pursue a dream and achieve a goal.  … Continue reading

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Fall Semester Starts Tomorrow

New semester, new beginnings.  I always learn a lot while teaching.  If I ever go a semester without learning new things, it’s time to retire.  Or I may have shuffled off the mortal coil…  I also like being a part … Continue reading

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