Late next month, the Pullias Center for Higher Education, with the generous...
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney I have a young friend who I’ve mentored over the years and he is about to graduate from Stanford with a Master’s degree in Engineering. His GPA for his bachelor’s was 3.96. We talk a lot about education and he sheepishly told me at Christmas that he had not gone to his […]
by Zoe Corwin The Pathfinder card decks have arrived. They are very cool. Inside the sleek blue and orange boxes are mock application envelopes, directions and 2 stacks of brightly colored cards that guide the game. A quote from Obama adorns one side of the box: “We need to put a college education within reach […]
by Randy Clemens It’s clear that social media can facilitate student-teacher interactions. The appeal is immense; learning becomes boundless. Yet, student-teacher friending also introduces multiple issues, including access and inappropriate interactions. I did not use Facebook when I was a teacher. I knew several teachers who did, and they also friended students. Our school had […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney I recall my advisor in graduate school fondly recalling the 1960s as being on easy street. I was his grad student in the 80s and he had just completed a book about retrenchment. “Back in the 60s,” he said nostalgically, “it was almost like, ‘while you’re up, could you get me a […]
By June Ahn
The Library of Congress acquires Twitter archives.
by Randy Clemens The history of education reform is the history of trends. Movements come and go and then come back again, oftentimes refashioned with new rhetoric or different twists. Community-based reforms, which are becoming increasingly popular, are no different. The recurrence of social movements in this instance, however, may be beneficial. Jane Addams and […]
by Randy Clemens Following Bill’s lead, I am going to talk about AERA. Last year I wrote The Dummies Guide to AERA: A First-Year’s Experiences Revisited. A bit disgruntled by a chorus of antipathy–professors and graduate students alike bemoaned the conference–I recounted my own experiences. Overall, I enjoyed my time in San Diego and believed in […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney AERA is right around the corner. The Association has about 25,000 members and roughly half of them show up for the conference. People love to hate AERA. My conservative friends like to disdain all the “Marxist nonsense,” all the ‘problematizing’ this or that and the various standpoints that different individuals assume. My […]
by Randy Clemens Words are funny things. Alone they don’t accomplish much. However, the right combinations can change the world. Consider one pronoun, one verb, one article, and one noun: I have a dream. Alone the words mean little; together they inspire a nation. Or, think about one verb and two pronouns: I love you. […]
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci