By Joshua Kim. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that The Gift of Failure is only a book for people with kids. This is a book that every educator should make time to read. In fact, it may be that those of use involved in postsecondary education need grapple with the ideas in this amazing book more than anyone else. Read more...
4 Reasons Why Every Educator Should Read ‘The Gift of Failure’
It Doesn’t Matter Until It Does
By Matt Reed. “Why do we need to write that down? We’ve done it that way for years!”
Well, yes. But if you get hauled into court, you’ll wish you had written it down.
The case of the University of Kansas student whose tweets initially got him expelled, until the expulsion was overturned on appeal, is just the latest lesson. More...
Why “Skin in the Game” Doesn’t Make Sense
Friday Fragments - September 24, 2015
You Make the Call: Social Media Edition
A Shameless Attempt to Crowdsource Research
The Niche Conundrum
By Matt Reed. According to experts on such things, millennials and their successors have abandoned the concept of “ownership” in favor of the “sharing economy.” They’ve moved away from cars and suburbs, favoring instead bike rentals and cites. They’ve abandoned the concept of home ownership, instead preferring to rent, and abandoned the idea of buying fixed media, instead preferring to stream. More...
Teaching Students to Evaluate Us Better
By Madeleine Elfenbein. I’ll admit it: I like my students, and I want them to like me, too. Such is the humiliating plight of just about every grad instructor, adjunct, and professor I know. Our professional pride -- and, for many, our professional survival -- now hinges in part on what our students have to say about us at the end of the term. Read more...