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Biking in LaRose Forest.
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12 Deeper Tips for Great Public Speaking
Steve Wheeler posted a nice article called 12 Tips for Great Speaking today.He's had a lot of experience on the public speaking circuit and there's no doubt his tips hit the mark. I've also had some experience on the circuit, so I thought it would be useful...
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What Peace Means to Me
I read today in an article that "Modern liberals have no working theory of authoritarianism. Of its causes. Its spark. Its fuel." I'm not sure that this is true, and I'll return to this article a bit later in this post. First I want to return to my visit to...
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What's Interesting
We have a new organization and a new manager, and one of the questions we as staff are being asked is "what's interesting?" with responses to be at least one sentence and less than one page. This is my submission. When asked, I tell people that I work at th...
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How Open Education Can Change the World (Reprise). Video from https://www.downes.ca/presentation/493
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The Morality of the More Powerful
My own sense of morality has always been from the perspective of the more powerful. This is not because I am the most powerful person in the world; far from it. Indeed, I am always sensitive to the actions (and frequent immorality) or those more powerful th...
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Critical Thinking for Educators
"Pick any article from the newspaper," I would say to my students. "Bring it in and we'll analyze it." This was one of my favourite - and my most effective - activities in my critical thinking classes. I never knew what the students would bring in. With eac...
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Budget Coverage
Responding to: Wynne's ploy to buy Ontarians' votes is admirably shameless: Robyn Urback The author writes, "Few politicians would dare campaign on a platform so estranged from the principles of sound fiscal policy." First of all, this is transparently fals...
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