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Sara Jo Lee
My Journey to #AchieveMore His name was Calvis. He had short hair, wore a pressed, long-sleeve shirt, sat ramrod straight, and when I asked if anyone wanted to enter the speech contest, his was the first hand up. Calvis was a single parent who worked full-time in addition to going to college. Knowing this, I said, “This will take extra work. It…
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Sara Jo Lee
My Journey to #AchieveMore Professors have a unique opportunity to grow students academically and mold them into better citizens. In the Republic, Plato provides a famous analogy as to the educational process with his allegory of the cave. Students begin with set assumptions as to how the world works, and sometimes a recalcitrant unwillingness to…
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Andrea A. Lunsford
Click to view content  Every year I look forward to finding out what words will be singled out as especially important or noteworthy for the preceding year. This year, though, I approached this subject with special trepidation: given the events of 2019—over 40 mass murder “events” that killed 211 people, the highest on record; temperatures warming much faster than… (Show more)
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David Myers
Click to view contentPhoto courtesy Virginia Welle   At a recent Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools workshop hosted by Oregon State University, I celebrated and illustrated three sets of big ideas from psychological science. Without further explanation, here is a quick synopsis.   Questions: Which of these would not be on your corresponding lists? And which… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
As if cell phone use in cars isn’t bad enough, car manufacturers are building distractions into our automobiles, which I affectionately call Built-in Automotive Driving Distraction SystemsTM.   Automakers now include more options to allow drivers to use social media, email and text. The technology is also becoming more complicated to use. Cars… (Show more)
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Jack Solomon
Click to view content  Now that the Academy Awards sweepstakes for 2020 is in full cry, with the Golden Globes functioning as a kind of stand-in for the Iowa Caucuses in the tea-leaf-reading business of trying to guess what picture is going to win the golden statuette, it seems to be a good time to have a semiotic look at Quentin Tarantino's latest entrant into the… (Show more)
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