Archive for critical thinking

COMMENT: Lets Think Critically About Critical Thinking

Common Core keeps popping up on my radar screen these days. As I understand it, Common Core is an attempt by educators to standardize teaching curriculums across the US with the central goal of raising the US’s reported dismal world standing in science and math. As an example, this article Are We Misinterpreting the […]

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COMMENT: Liberals Suck, Conservatives Are Morons … Any Questions? (part I of II)

I wanted to title this blog post “Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Venus,” but then I thought I would unintentionally offend John Gray and the work he does in the area of relationships. I settled on “Liberals Suck, Conservatives Are Morons.” OK, let’s try this: “Liberal Suckies Are from the Planet Suckius, Conservative […]

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Summarizing “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” (part 5)

To refresh your memory, here’s my “sum the sum” from part 4 of my summary of Hamlet’s Blackberry: Here’s a powerful Powers “bottom line”: Digital consciousness can’t tolerate three minutes of pure focus. Being able to appropriately focus attention for extended periods of time is one of the Executive Function Skills. Executive Functioning tends to […]

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Repent for the Cosmic Castration Is Upon Us (part II)

The other morning I was enjoying a hot shower. I had my Waterpik shower head on pulsate. I was daydreaming about possible plans for my retirement (roam the countryside in an RV perhaps), which may never materialize given current economic conditions. All was well until I jumped back in response to the water going momentarily cold […]

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Dr. Ippen-Ghosh on Attachment, Culture, and Trauma (Part I)

On October 26th, 2010, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop by Dr. Chandra Ippen-Ghosh on Understanding How Attachment, Culture, and Trauma Shape Engagement and Service Provision. Ippen-Ghosh is the Associate Research Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network. She’s also […]

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