Higher Education Webinars

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A blog by John Warner, author of the story collection Tough Day for the Army, and a novel, The Funny Man, on teaching, writing and never knowing when you're going to be asked to leave.

August 7, 2014 - 3:29pm
MIT thinks "the very notion of a class may be outdated." I think they're being silly.
August 4, 2014 - 6:21pm
This semester will likely be my last one teaching fiction writing.
July 22, 2014 - 9:10pm
Bill Gates will reportedly read anything to do with education. I have some suggestions. What are yours?
July 20, 2014 - 6:10pm
At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Larry Summers declares, "Let them eat breadsticks!"
July 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
Access to free books inside. Seriously.
July 6, 2014 - 9:06pm
What if technology is the disease, not the cure?
July 1, 2014 - 8:32pm
One of my first year writing courses was especially challenging. I'd do some things differently with hindsight.
June 16, 2014 - 5:27pm
"Grit" is good, but it isn't vital.
June 11, 2014 - 12:30pm
Angela Duckworth already has her lab and her MacArthur Foundation Grant. It's time to slow the roll on the "grit narrative."
June 9, 2014 - 8:24pm
The development of "grit" as a key to success is a popular theory among education reformers. I think it tells a very limited story.


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