Walking across a windswept parking on a bone-chilling, dark February night I had time to reflect on a movie and a former professor of mine who had been involved in recovering art stolen by the Nazis.
Education in colonial Australia was far from the organized system in place today. In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, children were lucky to have a one-room school house in the country or a private tutor in the city. These schools were founded by private individuals or churches, but were funded by the colonial governments or privately until the eventual emergence of state-run public schools in 1848.
When was the last time you thought of that seldom used instrument, the pencil? With everyone tapping away at a keyboard, iPad or iPhone, we seldom use, let alone think about pencils anymore.
Is grammar going the way of cursive writing and memorizing the multiplication tables? Will we be a world of smartphones and little else? Most of us (hopefully) hope not! However, the English language is full of trials and tribulations to overcome, and here are some of the most common goofs.
I am – notoriously – a critical thinker. My immediate reaction when solemnly presented with an allegedly true piece of information or self-proclaimed informed and authoritative opinion is to look for internal clues that all is not what it seems and to consult my own experience, and independent sources, for corroboration or dissent. This is […]
As a faculty member at a university, I’m often approached by freshmen who ask me for advice on how to make a great impression with their professors.There are many good reasons to impress your college professor, but how do you do it?
Intellect is one of the most valued things we as human beings have. We put our most intelligent on the front lines with high hopes of them representing us all equally. People pay tens of thousands of dollars to climb the ladder of society through an education system that provides people of above average […]
When you apply to graduate school, admissions committees are looking for a few distinct qualities. Because the quality of their program relies on the preparedness and abilities of the students in the program, they often prefer applicants who have some work experience.
I recently had an interchange with a friend of mine who is enrolled in an online degree program with a university in another state – not one of the private for-profit diploma mills, but a public institution with a decent reputation, for which distance learning is a sideline. She had become frustrated with trying to […]
The Aquarium of the Bay believes that all children should have the opportunity to explore their interest in the underwater world. It’s learning programs aim to provide that through inquiry-based learning and hands-on experiences.