Category: education

A Turning Point in World History

September 23rd, 2014
My thoughts gleaned from eight pages of a primary document(The King Of Portugal's private diary) that will be used for an essay for a course called 'History Lab" offered through Princeton University. This is part of my contribution to the group effort -… more »

Essay: To what extent did the major cultural regions of Afro-Eurasia sustain their territories and institutions under new political dynasties?

September 20th, 2014
The dominant political and economic force in the Afro-Eurasian sphere during the 12th and 13th centuries was undoubtedly the various branches of the Mongol-Tartar dynasty. According to Marco Polo in his "Travels", everywhere he went in his travels along… more »

Analyzing a Passage for Its Content!

September 9th, 2014
Nahlah Ayed, an international CBC journalist, recently wrote an article for CBC.CA on possible outcomes to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian border dispute. Using Professor Sinnott-Armstrong's rubric for conducting close analysis(identifying premise, reason… more »

The Hypocrisy of it All: Underpaid University Lecturers

September 7th, 2014
When I attended university in the sixties and seventies, most professors taught at least one course per term or semester. Even the pompous Dr. Stephen Pink, the resident expert on Swift, taught a 300 level course even though the numbers were sparse and… more »

Some Thoughts on the BC Teachers Strike

August 31st, 2014
I taught in the BC public school system for thirty-sixty years. During that time I and my colleagues experienced three short-lived job actions, during which the schools were shut down while negotiations carried on behind the scenees to get a settlement.… more »

No Deal in Sight

August 30th, 2014
I have never felt confident that BC public teachers could ever sit down and negotiate a deal with the government. While I am aware that it takes two to tangle, it would seem that this latest round of talks only reinforces how far apart both sides have t… more »

Starting A New Course

August 25th, 2014
Yesterday I started a new online course on how to effectively argue offered by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, an avowed atheist. So why would a devout Christian want to learn under a scholar who denies the existence of God? The answer is simple: after readin… more »

Settling the Teachers' Strike

August 20th, 2014
Ken Georgetti, former head of the Canadian Federation of Labor, recently said that premier negotiator Vince Ready was no easy mark when it came to being the stooge for someone else's crazy plans for a settlement. His nose for success is so strong that i… more »

Knowing Who You Are

July 9th, 2014
I am in the process of finishing off Ken Robinson's "Finding Your Element". This very impressive self-help guide to recognizing and developing one's God-given talents in pursuit of helping to make a difference in the world at large. Robinson, a prominen… more »

Ken Robinson's "Out of Our Minds" - A Guide to Affirming One's Creativity

July 7th, 2014
Ken Robinson, ever the consummate promoter of educational innovation and creativity in the modern times, challenges us to rethink our view of what it means to think outside the box. He describes a world where corporate, political and institutional agend… more »
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