As an academic instructor at an institution of higher learning, I, like many instructors often ponder the idea of "am I an effective professor, and if so, how do I really know? Is my instruction having a positive effect on my students"? While sitting at my desk earlier today I found myself entrenched in a cognitive … Continue reading Being Comfortable: A Brief Expression of “Cause and Effect”
This meme showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago which was posted by my good friend and more importantly, shipmate (we served in the Navy together back in the day), Jim. It was posted in response to the vitriol and hate that took place in Charlottesville, VA last week. First and foremost, Jim and we … Continue reading False Equivalency
Until you’ve been a victim of identity theft you will never really know what it feels like. I personally have experienced identity theft to the tune of several thousand dollars and let me tell you, it’s never funny when people mess with your money. But what if the identity that was stolen was your internal … Continue reading Identity Theft; Though it’s not what you may think.
Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do in my life. And I’ve done some pretty hard things in my life. But yesterday I had to say goodbye to my kids. No, No, No, I’m not going away to prison or anything like that. I know that’s what … Continue reading A Teacher, His Students, A Labor of Love
One might look at the above image and think "that's an oxymoron." I mean, what is the message? There's the word colorblind crossed out, yet the word itself is spelled using a different color for each letter. Couple that with the title, this whole thing is confusing. Obviously, there's some level of symbolism going on … Continue reading Be Proud! Be Bold! But whatever you do, don’t be Colorblind. What’s your color?
The following is an excerpt from the Kirwin Institute for the study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, 2015. The full article can be viewed here. Defining Implicit Bias Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious … Continue reading Implicit Social Cognition, (Implicit Bias); Is there such a thing?
The Diversity of Change The image above is an abstract representation of change. Can you see it? Not everyone will be able to make the connection between the fish leaving his comfortable environment, one he's been use to all his life for a new environment that appears to be more colorful yet unfamiliar. Even so, the … Continue reading Change
An article by Kiara Butler, Taiwo Demola & Taliq Tillman from Nov 11, 2016 The Conversation