Category Archives: Teaching

Sunday’s Best: Better Learning through Time Travel

Lots of schoolwork humor in the funny pages today.  Here’s this week’s new FoxTrot by Bill Amend.  An interesting take on what to expect in physics class matched with the dream of traveling through time, for sure.  Hints of Bostrom’s … Continue reading

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Busywork All Around

Some might be out because of fall break now, but the learning can’t help but continue.  Here’s Caulfield with something to say about meaningless work. (Frazz comic from gocomics.com)

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The Fine Art of Academic Appeasement?

They don’t much make ’em like Linus anymore.  It might no longer be a matter of telling a teacher what they want to hear. (Peanuts strip from gocomics.com)

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What You Learn

School may be out for fall break, but there’s always something to learn.  Case in point: Sally Brown and the fine art of tossing a bean bag. (Peanuts comic from gocomics.com)

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Windsor Day

After a day of travel from Honolulu to LAX, from LAX to Detroit, and from Detroit to Heathrow, the group I am with finally made its way to our first major location: Windsor Castle.  We had visited Windsor before, as … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Math Homework

Once again, Caulfield makes a good point.  Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett: (image from gocomics.com)

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Class in Session: In a Digital Age

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite authors posted the syllabus to “Living and Thinking in a Digital Age,” the honors course he would be teaching this fall semester.  Beyond that, he posted links and DropBox-copies for most of … Continue reading

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