Sometimes it helps get interested if you have to explain material to those who are not familiar with it as a way of testing your own understanding. Students who tutor younger kids find it helps them too.
Real change needs more. Systemic change needs forces beyond individuals, individual programs, beyond even enlightened leaders. It needs the ground to shift. It needs larger planets to align.
Naysayers will claim there is no money on the federal or state level to support the president's plan. But we must go beyond viewing free community college as a handout and rather see it as an investment in our country's future.
There is an overlooked resource for helping to reverse amnesia: part-time or adjunct faculty who make up more than one half of all teachers in America's public and private colleges and universities.
We are well aware of the critiques of higher education, and with the cost of college rising faster than health care, it should come as no surprise parents and taxpayers feel they are not getting their money's worth.
I sent an email to all of my student teachers recently, asked them to please hit reply, and then quickly list the five most important soft skills needed by teachers.
As university presidents, deans, lawyers and counselors are called to task for their missteps in handling the rash of campus sex abuse scandals, the one group that has the most interaction with students is largely left out to sea -- their professors.
Not only do students not read much, some actually express an active hostility towards reading. But being able to read is half the benefit of being human. As far as I am concerned, if I couldn't read, I'd just as soon be running around the Serengeti with the hyenas and wildebeest.
As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.
Until late last year, people who wanted to participate in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland had to drive to 850 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, park the car, take the elevator to the second floor, sit down in a chair, and wait for the mike.
Learning can be performed independently; however, active and collaborative learning are beneficial not only for an individual learner but can also expedite organizational learning, too.
Meditation develops the inner dimension of our humanity. Why is this important? Because who we are on the inside affects everything we say and do on the outside -- all of our decisions, words, and actions. Our inner being has an effect on the world around us.
President Barack Obama's unexpected decision for the United States to "normalize" relations with Cuba provides an opportunity for universities to create a bridge of education and understanding between the two countries located just 90 miles apart.
it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.
There are some who might argue that this is no different than corporate politics played out at all levels. But colleges and universities are not corporations.
Given the nature and sheer number of challenges, his administration has done a great deal to foster positive change and progress. In a bid to build upon his already stellar record on education Obama implemented a number of education reform initiatives in 2014.