Tag: Shimer College

Bah humbug, numbers never tell the entire story: in defense of critical thinking, meaningful educational relationships, and of course, Shimer College

Bah humbug, numbers never tell the entire story:  in defense of critical thinking, meaningful educational relationships, and of course, Shimer College
Last week, I was called a radical when it came to education. I suppose I am. I don’t believe in grades, though I do believe in timely feedback on student work. I understand why some parents have no interest in sending their children to school because some children truly get nothing out of school. I... Read more »

Resolve in 2014: cut back on teacher-centered instruction and focus on a student-centered learning paradigm

2013 has been a tough year in the educational community. The City of Chicago shuttered 49 schools and a fair number of gifted programs are on the chopping block or being pared down. But this post brings good tidings. This post is about a school that’s optimistic about learning–learning through dialogue, inquiry, and critical and... Read more »

An educator to watch: Dr. Susan Henking, incoming President of Shimer College

Remember the movie, Multiplicity. It was about a man who didn’t have enough time to do all of the things he wanted to do, so he reproduced himself. Wish I could do that this week. I’m missing my first presidential inauguration, the inauguration of Susan Henking as the 14th President of Shimer College. Though I’ve... Read more »
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