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Advertising it's the rock and roll of the business world

Finally, I get to talk about Advertising. Quite simply Advertising… It’s the rock and roll of the business world. Going out a limb… it’s the business  that affects every man, woman and child on this planet. 356 more words


Hirsch Refutation

In E.D. Hirsch’s book The Making of Americans, Hirsch’s bold views of the public education curriculum, or lack thereof, is explicitly stated throughout.  However, in chapter one, Hirsch makes a specific claim that I perceive to be much more alarming than the rest.  529 more words

Questions! (Just curious!)

What is the best futuristic novel you’ve read?

What is your criteria for “best”?

If you were teaching literature and/or writing, would you think it would be important to teach this book?



OneThing48: the rich get richer

Cognitive Science helps us work with students

In Daniel T. Willingham’s Why Students Don’t Like School, one chapter focuses on background knowledge as a key to learning anything. 170 more words

System Dynamics

Multiculturalism: The Foundation of Our Homeschooling Education.

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Homeschool Blogging Carnival hosted by Lisa at The Squishable Baby and Keisha at Unschooling Momma. This month our participants are talking about Multiculturalism. 826 more words



I’ve been quiet long enough. I’m taking Sheryl Sandberg’s ill- conceived advice and speaking up about this whole lean in, leadership, bossy-is the-new-b-word thing. First, I am the last person to deny anyone success in whatever their hustle happens to be, but this latest pseudo-feminism directive requires closer examination. 876 more words

Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy in my Classroom.

By Michael Stelzer Jocks, History Faculty.

Each of the last three terms, I have taught RMU students about the Holocaust.  I created this course on history’s most infamous genocide, and it is, as compared to the most of the survey history classes our students take, extremely detailed.   882 more words