Considerations Our Troubled Times Call For

With many monumental changes underway in several categories of life, religious, social, economic, and political, one can't help trying to understand what we're experiencing and wondering how best to respond. All the while, though, as specks traveling rapidly through history, we sense we're not in control and that we're not in a position to understand … Continue reading Considerations Our Troubled Times Call For

Community College Teaching in Today’s Environment, answering questions from my college newspaper

Were you teaching online classes, in person classes, or both?How has the transition been for you to online teaching?How will you teach differently as you move forward? During the winter 2020 semester, all my classes were face-to-face; they all moved fully online later in March. With students already having been completing all their assignments online, … Continue reading Community College Teaching in Today’s Environment, answering questions from my college newspaper

Four Brainstorming Questions and a Comment, About Minneapolis Today

I. Is social distancing over now? If it's not enforced for one group, how, without a relevant difference, can it justly be enforced for another group? Why might large protests be allowed, but, perhaps, in hopes that those protesters will quickly spread the virus among themselves? Churches in some cities can't have more than 10 … Continue reading Four Brainstorming Questions and a Comment, About Minneapolis Today

Questions worth asking, for simplifying quality online instruction

1. Must I have real-time interaction with my students? Bells and whistles are fun to ring and blow--but are they necessary? For my Philosophy and Humanities classes, the answer is no. Given my writing, audio, video, and screencast content, along with a computer program and textbook, my students have all they need. Additionally, they can … Continue reading Questions worth asking, for simplifying quality online instruction