Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning
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Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trolls

Trolling requires a person to suspend thought. To hate any thought that isn’t their own. To smash, destroy and bully

Social criticism is too important to leave to the trolls
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Trolling requires a person to suspend thought. To hate any thought that isn’t their own. To smash, destroy and bully

Students should be challenged, and humbled, by knowledge

The education system has an obligation to put typically arrogant and ignorant students on a collision course with hard truths

Students should be challenged, and humbled, by knowledge
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The education system has an obligation to put typically arrogant and ignorant students on a collision course with hard truths

There’s no substitute for love, even in the classroom

Without commitments – the ties that bind us to reality, to tradition, to what is good, to each other – the world falls apart

There’s no substitute for love, even in the classroom
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Without commitments – the ties that bind us to reality, to tradition, to what is good, to each other – the world falls apart

Coding for kids? Teach the basics of education first

Mission One should be to fortify the foundation. Teach literacy – reading, writing, numeracy

Coding for kids? Teach the basics of education first
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Mission One should be to fortify the foundation. Teach literacy – reading, writing, numeracy

In charge of the classroom, in charge of your emotions

If a teacher cedes control to the students, all is lost – particularly the respect pupils should hold for their instructors

In charge of the classroom, in charge of your emotions
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If a teacher cedes control to the students, all is lost – particularly the respect pupils should hold for their instructors

When inclusivity runs counter to simple common sense

Inclusion is a virtue, but not when it erodes the boundaries of taste, truth and common sense

When inclusivity runs counter to simple common sense
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Inclusion is a virtue, but not when it erodes the boundaries of taste, truth and common sense

Face-to-face education drives home the message

Higher education cultivates relationships – the abstract relationship with knowledge and the flesh-and-blood relationships with other people

Face-to-face education drives home the message
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Higher education cultivates relationships – the abstract relationship with knowledge and the flesh-and-blood relationships with other people

Curb the impulse to distort history for partisan purposes

History is not about judging the past or the people who lived it. It is about understanding how past events made us who we are today

Curb the impulse to distort history for partisan purposes
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History is not about judging the past or the people who lived it. It is about understanding how past events made us who we are today

Looking back to gain perspective on higher education

Time to abandon the factory-model, cheap-labour practices of colleges; time to push back against thoughtcrime; and to celebrate Precilla Veigas

Looking back to gain perspective on higher education
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Time to abandon the factory-model, cheap-labour practices of colleges; time to push back against thoughtcrime; and to celebrate Precilla Veigas

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