“THE SPEED AT WHICH THE WORLD IS CHANGING SHOULD CALL US TO GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO KNOW THINGS, YES, ABSOLUTELY, BUT THEY SHOULD ALSO KNOW HOW TO MAKE MEANING FROM KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND HOW TO WORK WITH OTHERS TO MAKE SOMETHING VALUABLE OUT OF THAT KNOWLEDGE.” [Last week the Memphis Business Journal published an article about Memphis […]
Without ENGAGEMENT, classroom experiences are empty calories, a virtual skimming across the surface of learning. Most dangerously, such experiences can become cynical exercises in jumping through hoops for academic rewards.
On Saturday evening I took my seventh grade daughter to see Hidden Figures. This movie struck me as rare and important for several reasons: It is loaded with strong female characters in prominent roles, and men were cast in supporting roles. Characters of color are the center of the film. For the three women at the […]
[I gave the following chapel talk as part of an annual Martin Luther King Chapel in 2017. Our hymn was “Oh God our Help in Ages Past”.] “This is my faith, and I choose to go on through my days with this faith and I tell you if you catch it, you will be able to […]
If you are like me when you tell the story of a piece of art you own, you tell the story of where and how you got it. The narrative of acquisition becomes intertwined with the story of the piece of art. Its story becomes part of your story. Your story becomes part of its story.
My wife, daughter and I spent a number of weeks during the summer of 2010 in Egypt and Tunisia. Only months later both countries experienced what has come to be known as the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests and violent rebellions that occurred in the Middle East in early 2011. At the time of […]