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What should we let go of?

This is a response that I just submitted to a survey on my campus asking what our university should “let go of” in order to become financially sustainable. While it is very particular to my institution, I thought I would share it out since …

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November Movies

Fleabag ☆☆☆☆☆ Broadcast of a National Theater Live event (so a movie of a live play). I liked the television series that is based on this one woman show. But I sometimes found it difficult to watch because the main character made such terrible choices over and over again. The first season of the show […]

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Climate Change Class Web Site Debut

Students in my section of Tackling a Wicked Problem have been doing research about climate change claims. We have begun to publish their research on our class web site as they finish their articles. Eventually, there will be 10 claims thoroughly researched and explained but the site currently has the first two. It’s great work! […]

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October Movies

The Current War My goal is always to see one movie a week. I often don’t meet that goal. In October, I saw only one movie for the entire month. Unfortunately, it was The Current War. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and Nicholas Hoult as Tesla and tells […]

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Spring 2020 Cluster Experiences

Plymouth State University will continue to offer students the opportunity to participate in cluster experiences in the Spring 2020 semester. Recall that cluster learning is what happens when faculty members use cluster pedagogy in their classes. In particular, the experiences that we offer in the Spring 2020 semester will help students make connections between the […]

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September Movies

Peanut Butter Falcon ☆☆☆☆ I liked this movie more than I expected to. From the previews, I thought it might be overly sappy. It wasn’t. Until the end. The only reason I didn’t give the movie 5 stars is because of the very last scene which felt like a cop out. Shia LaBoeuf was surprisingly […]

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Understanding the Habits of Mind

A major goal of our Tackling a Wicked Problem class is to introduce students to our General Education program’s Habits of Mind, which are the learning outcomes of the program. Understanding them at a high level is not really a problem for most students but being able to look at their own learning engagement and practices […]

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Climate Change Projects

My students in Tackling a Wicked Problem engaged in their first project on Friday of last week when they participated in the Climate Strike. They decided that instead of coming to class, they would pick up trash around the PSU campus. The featured photo on this post is from Kincaid, Cody, and Calvin who went […]

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Climate Change One Pager Assignment

My section of the Tackling a Wicked Problem course is focused on climate change. I gave the students the following list of phrases and challenged them to explain the ways in which each of these relate to the climate change wicked problem: Geoengineering Hockey Stick Graph Tourism Greenhouse Effect Carbon Dioxide Rainforest Robert Downey, Jr. […]

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