18 octobre 2017

Outrage and Circuses

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. Two books helped me understand how we engage with breaking news. More...

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Parting With Our Books

A few weeks ago, we moved into a new house—one much smaller than the home we lived in for 14 years before moving out of state. More...

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Thinking About Campus Electricity While Reading 'Simply Electrifying’

By Joshua Kim. Simply Electrifying attempts to integrate the complete 250-year history of electricity into a single 400 page (15 hour audio) book. More...

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Future Little Histories Books Inspired by 'A Little History of Economics’

By Joshua Kim. Listening to A Little History of Economics will require 592 minutes of your time.  If you read the book with your eyes, count on about 296 minutes.  (As we read about twice as fast with our eyes as our ears).  I challenge you to share with us a better use of 592 (or 296) minutes. More...

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17 octobre 2017

4 EdTech Inventions to Add to Harford’s 'Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy’

By Joshua Kim. Our own educational technology list of inventions, inspired by a thoroughly enjoyable book. More...

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16 octobre 2017

Reverse Calvinism

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Several years ago, Robert Sutton made waves when he published the book “The No Asshole Rule.” The book detailed the damage that even high-performing jerks (I’ll use the term ‘jerks’ from this point forward) can do, whether to coworkers, customers, or a culture as a whole. More...

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15 octobre 2017

‘Breakaway Learners’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many students arrive at colleges and universities at substantial risk of dropping out. They may lack the academic preparation, the money and the support structure to succeed. A new book, Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Postsecondary Success with At-Risk Students (Teachers College Press), offers a path forward for colleges to create paths for these students. More...

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'Write No Matter What'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professors do a lot of writing, but that doesn't mean that they are good at it. That's a central point of Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics (University of Chicago Press). More...

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14 octobre 2017

Updated Classic on Race Relations

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Beverly Daniel Tatum's 1997 book on race relations -- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? -- has become a modern classic in college and high school classrooms, used to educate and prompt healthy discussions among young people about race. More...

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13 octobre 2017

‘A Practical Education’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses his new book about why those who major in liberal arts disciplines -- and the humanities in particular -- make great employees. More...

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