13 janvier 2020

The Return

By Matt Reed. The Boy is home for the break, having finished (and thrived in) his first semester of college. He’s busily assembling his social calendar for the break, and we’re already back into “who takes which car where and when?” mode. More...

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Ed-Tech Failures

By Matt Reed. Among the torrent of end-of-year and end-of-decade lists over the last few days, you may have missed Audrey Watters’s list of the “100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade.” It’s worth checking out in its entirety. More...

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ESL Revisited

By Matt Reed. If studying French as a foreign language gets humanities credit, should studying English as a foreign language do the same. More...

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Education When Information Is Free

By Matt Reed. Every so often, through the miracles of the interwebs, ideas will crash into each other and inadvertently produce provocative wreckage. That happened this week when Will Federman’s tweet and Deborah Williams's Inside Higher Ed piece about English composition saving the world came across my screen. More...

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Someone's Feeling a Draft

By Matt Reed. The Boy has been home from college for a couple of weeks; he heads back this Saturday. So we’ve been at full strength again for a bit. More...

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Alternate Careers

By Matt Reed. Wise and worldly readers, if you didn’t go into the career you did -- and if you’re reading Inside Higher Ed, I’m guessing there’s a better-than-even chance that you’re in academia -- what was your alternate career plan. More...

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Arts and Entrepreneurs

By Matt Reed. Among higher education policy types, it’s commonplace to speak of STEAM, which is the integration of the arts into STEM. It’s less common to speak of the arts and entrepreneurialism, which strikes me as a missed opportunity. More...

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Backing Into Fairness

By Matt Reed. I have to admit being fascinated by the Inside Higher Ed story about the Council of Independent Colleges Presidents Institute. The presidents of many small, tuition-driven colleges are panicking, with reason, about the sustainability of their colleges. I can’t blame them. More...

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Folding Towels

By Matt Reed. Sometimes the most direct route is the least effective one. For instance, when wrestling with writer’s block, staring at a blank screen only makes things worse. Instead, stepping away and doing something entirely unrelated for a while can allow the pieces to fall into place. I’ve had many a breakthrough while folding towels or taking the trash to the curb. More...

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Wisdom on a Dog Walk

By Matt Reed. This weekend was weirdly warm in New Jersey; it was well into the 60s on both days. Among other things, that made for ideal dog-walking weather. I corralled The Girl into joining me on a long one. More...

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