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  1. Aug 2018
    1. Encouraged by his friend Saul Bellow, he decided to turn the article into a book. “The Closing of the American Mind,” which Simon & Schuster brought out in February, 1987, launched a campaign of criticism of American higher education that has taken little time off since.
  2. Jun 2018
    1. How Bloom’s works with course level and lesson level objectives: Course level objectives are broad. You may only have 3-5 course level objectives. They would be difficult to measure directly because they overarch the topics of your entire course. Lesson level objectives are what we use to demonstrate that a student has mastery of the course level objectives. We do this by building lesson level objectives that build toward the course level objective. For example, a student might need to demonstrate mastery of 8 lesson level objectives in order to demonstrate mastery of one course level objective. Because the lesson level objectives directly support the course level objectives, they need to build up the Bloom’s taxonomy to help your students reach mastery of the course level objectives. Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to make sure that the verbs you choose for your lesson level objectives build up to the level of the verb that is in the course level objective. The lesson level verbs can be below or equal to the course level verb, but they CANNOT be higher in level. For example, your course level verb might be an Applying level verb, “illustrate.” Your lesson level verbs can be from any Bloom’s level that is equal or below this level (applying, understanding, or remembering).

      Bloom's taxonomy can be used to write successful lesson objectives. Lesson level objectives are what we use to demonstrate student mastery of the course level objective.

    1. Remember Recognizing Recalling Understand Interpreting Exemplifying Classifying Summarizing Inferring Comparing Explaining Apply Executing Implementing Analyze Differentiating Organizing Attributing Evaluate Checking Critiquing Create Generating Planning Producing

      Knowledge is the basis of the 6 cognitive processes in Bloom's revised taxonomy.

    1. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills (Bloom, 1956). This includes the recall or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills. There are six major categories of cognitive an processes, starting from the simplest to the most complex

      There are different levels of cognitive development that play a role in intellectual abilities and skills. (6 categories)

  3. Sep 2017
    1. There is no silver bullet. In fact, there are all kinds of non-obvious factors that influence how well a given educational strategy works for a given student.

      there is no magic bullet to realize 2-sigma educational improvement

    2. not all subjects lend themselves equally well to being broken up into small, discrete, and straightforwardly measurable learning objectives that can be determinatively sequenced

      not all? or maybe even not most?

  4. May 2017
    1. Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with Fall, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to capture. And yet his followup timelapse, titled Spring, somehow puts his first creation to shame.
  5. Oct 2016
    1. Lilacs out of the dead land

      It's a strange image almost like flowers blooming in a cemetery, which is basically the land of the dead. The fact that such a beautiful thing can come from dirt/soil that no one cares too much about is unnatural, or abnormal.