Monthly Archives: July 2017

Most Influential Books

Last week’s post discussed the issue of the books one should read, which implies that you are stupid if you haven’t read, at least most of, them. According to these lists, I must be pretty stupid. I’ve read some, but … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Connections, Learning, Schooling, Society, Teaching | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Books Everyone Should Read

Every once in a while a list of books appears on Facebook or in some magazine article. The list is called the “books everyone should read.” On first glance, the list appears harmless enough, but what issues lurk within such … Continue reading

Posted in Connections, Learning, Schooling, Society, Teaching | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

All Sizzle

For years I’ve used the expression, “all sizzle and no steak,” to describe a variety of situations. When my university decided to spend tens of millions of dollars on a new logo rather than develop new programs that could attract … Continue reading

Posted in Cognition, Learning, Schooling, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment