Category Archives: Uncategorized

Reading Resilience

Over the past two months, I have read and outlined the primary and secondary texts for the Synthesis course on resilience I’m planning to propose and hope to teach next spring or the following fall. In Teachers as Intellectuals, Henry Giroux … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Resilience and Ancient Greece

Less than two weeks ago, I participated in the Council for Independent Colleges’ seminar on Ancient Greece held at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. I spent six full days reading, analyzing, writing about, and discussing Herodotus’ Histories … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Race, Racism and Resilience

In his April 4, 1967 speech entitled, “Beyond Vietnam,” Marin Luther King declared, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” (The full speech can be accessed here: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_beyond_vietnam/ Since I will not betray myself, the memory of my ancestors or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Resilience as Odyssey

I have been reading Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Gratitude, and it’s a really captivating read. I find compelling Tough’s argument that success has more to do with character and one’s having … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What makes us resilient?

What does it mean to be resilient? What does it mean to have grit? What makes us resilient, and what is the cultural value of resilience? How does an oppressed population envision a hopeful rather than a hopeless future? How … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Final Blog: Reflection of Learning Experiences

Reflection of Learning Experiences: My original proposal for producing seven demonstration videos for FAS325 CAD I class has been successfully accomplished in regard to Summer Teaching and Learning Grant.  I am very satisfied with completion of my proposal for the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Progress of creating demonstration videos: Camtasia 8 & Capture Space I am currently working on producing the demonstration videos to increase effective class time usage and the availability and ease of access to students who work at their own pace, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment