This blog talks about seven goals to try an obtain currently when teaching programming. Then, it talks about five way to improve how we teach programming. The first way is to relate it to real world examples in other disciplines. The second concerns anticipating who computing will be done in the future and prepare the […]
Posts Categorized: Good Reads
This blog discusses the importance of Samba in Brazilian culture and it’s importance to both younger and older generations. Brazilian music has a rich history and this is a very informative blog from NPR about its current state. Samba Universe
I follow a blogger, librarian, consultant named Stephen Abrams who has a blogged named Stephen’s Lighthouse: Illuminating library industry trends, innovation and information. Many of his posts are items he’s currated from other websites. It’s a wonderful blog for anyone interested in the link between society and technology. This specific post I’d like to share […]
In the 21st century, the fast paced lifestyle most people lead can have a negative effect of their life: from health issues to performance issues at work to personal relationship problems, taking time to “smell the roses” is an important part of life. Carl Honore’s lecture demonstrates the advantages of taking time to do some […]
Since introverts are approximately 1/3 of our population and are often misrepresented as shy, reclusive, non-social, solitary, and withdrawn, there value in society that praises the outgoing extrovert has always been reduced. This video shows the unseen strengths of introverts and that they can fit in quite well if placed in a job that value […]
A great introduction to critical thinking, including a great discussion of a context which it could enhance, public discourse. Should be required viewing for all philosophy classes, intro and ethics.
Speech teachers ALERT! Vocal fry is on the menu!!! Absolutely MUST watch the video! (the article isn’t half bad, either!) Click here to read about Vocal Fry!
What type of plan can I follow to be successful in college towards a career
Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~Isabel Allende When you think of a fearless person, you might imagine a real-life James Bond who performs death-defying stunts knowing he could die at any second. But for most of us living “normal” lives, fear operates […]
Many years ago I worked with a student to help him graduate, all on my free time.I cannot tell you how many hours we spent, but finally success was ours. Years later my mother-in-law came to live with us and was in need of more care than my wife and I could commit to at […]