This is a transcript of a Distinguished Seminar Series talk I gave at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio in November of 2017. It’s edited somewhat for clarity and I've removed verbal fillers, eliminated a few random asides, and restored compressed content. This took me the better part of a year to finish, and while I'm trying... Continue Reading →
allyship, community, and tools for change: social justice summit keynote (part 3 of 3).
This is last part of a keynote I gave in October at CSU San Marcos's student Social Justice Summit. It's long so I've split it into three installments - best to start with parts 1 and 2 if you haven't yet. allyship, community, and tools for change: social justice summit keynote transcript (part 3 of 3). See the full... Continue Reading →
yet another post on public speaking.
Virtually any conversation about speaking in public will include a nod to the axiom that people fear it more than death (case in point). While recent research has shown this claim to be only partially accurate, for most the abject unpleasantness of participating in live communication forums is a foregone conclusion. I am in the... Continue Reading →
thick v. thin (as in skin).
A confession: I am having an affair with the ocean. It hasn’t always been this way, mind you. I was once actively against salt water. My marine indifference began in childhood, while inhabiting hotel rooms with post-Spring Break holes in the walls (also known as vacationing on the Texas Gulf coast). After the family drive... Continue Reading →
falling off the horse, revisited.
Deep in final editing mode, I just cut a huge, redundant chunk out of one of the last chapters of Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning but couldn't bring myself to trash it. Please enjoy and/or empathize with this particular form of pedagogical pain: Disaster Preparedness Just as you considered barriers to learning in previous chapters, it... Continue Reading →