Upcoming Conference

This coming Friday, I will be in Boston to attend the Northeastern College of Professional Studies 2018 Faculty Development Conference.  I have been teaching at Northeastern for 3 years, and enjoy both the classes and the progressive approach to education that is Northeastern.  Given that I live 560 miles south of the campus, I usually… Read more Upcoming Conference

The Next Disruption

I always tell my students this…and some may even believe it – but one reason I love teaching in this digital age is that being a teacher is less about expertise as it is about facilitating learning…and that includes my own learning.  So I tell my students that I learn as much from them as… Read more The Next Disruption

The Passing of a Shipmate

Sometimes Facebook gives you unexpected bad news.  Such was the case last week when I saw the obituary for an old shipmate, Steve Coleman.  I was lucky to serve with (and teach with) Steve at my first teaching job, Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.  Steve graduated from Annapolis two years before I did, and… Read more The Passing of a Shipmate

Teaching Over the Waterfall

I unplugged a bit this past week.  My wife and I were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary with a trip through western Pennsylvania, visiting two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses – Kentuck Knob and FallingWater. Both houses were interesting in that they pushed the boundaries of what typical houses were.  One of Wright’s core beliefs… Read more Teaching Over the Waterfall

Tools Retrograde

For the 12th year in a row, Jane Hart is once again asking professionals to vote on their own top tools for learning. I always look forward to Jane’s call for votes…as it provides an opportunity for me to reflect on my own use.  Last year’s compilation can be found here.  My post last year… Read more Tools Retrograde