Global Economic and Environmental History in 2 Slides

In the New York Times last Sunday, David Wallace-Wells offered an essay on climate change entitled, "Time to Panic." We have been downplaying the risks of our situation, Wallace-Wells argued, for psychological and political reasons. Now, as he quotes David Attenborough, "If we don’t take action the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of... Continue Reading →

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Has Good Teaching Changed?

I wonder: when is my teaching helping to shape ethical, thoughtful, happy human beings? When am I (doing a good job, maybe) teaching to fulfill the demands of the market, of corporate future employers, of educational fashion, of the latest branding initiatives of influential schools? I have written here before about the dangers of so-called... Continue Reading →