Tagged: education

Alan Jacobs: Internet in the Classroom 3

Alan Jacobs: Internet in the Classroom

I spend a good deal of time talking to my students about technological resources available to them, and trying to get them to use those resources well and wisely. I think it’s pretty clear from this blog that I am anything but a Luddite or techno-skeptic. But I do not...

Misplaced Priorities 0

Misplaced Priorities

I don’t know if it’s a symptom or part of the problem, but the priorities of parents are getting way out of whack. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A full federal appeals court won’t hear a lawsuit by three Tennessee students threatened with suspension if they wore Confederate flag T-shirts. I don’t...

Freakonomics: Three Years Late 2

Freakonomics: Three Years Late

I just finished Freakonomics. Yes, I know I’m late. That’s okay. It actually had some interesting things to say about education and race and economics that will color my thinking about the other reading I’ve been doing. The most important thing I realized while reading is that you have to...

The Little Book 0

The Little Book

My exegesis prof had us buy a book called The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White. To us and many other modern students, it was known as “Strunk and White”, but on the campus of Cornell in the early 20th, it was simply “the little book”....

The Attack of “Many” 0

The Attack of “Many”

When Larry Summers was still at Harvard, he made a comment during a lecture citing “innate differences” between men and women as a possible reason for the lack of gender parity in the sciences. As I’ve written before, it should be pretty obvious to everyone that men and women are...

Problems with IQ 8

Problems with IQ

Over the last few days I’ve been doing some reading about intelligence and IQ scores, trying to get some other perspectives on the ideas in Real Education. What I’ve found has colored my thoughts about intelligence testing quite a bit. I stress that this is about testing because variations in intelligence...