Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

SAM 1939

It’s More Than Just A Pizza Party

In November, 2014 I just stated providing TA to C M & I Daycare center.  The center director, Linda Loftin, was out ill and her designee Portia Hinton was in the office that day.  While I was working with Portia, one of the student, Malik Walker, came in the office and wanted to ask Portia a question.     Portia reminded him […]

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college, professor, teacher, education, undergrad

Teaching: What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book, What the Best College Teachers Do.   You focused on 100 college professors in a wide variety of institutions and disciplines. […]

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School funding blog

Education Funding in Mississippi: How Are We Actually Doing?

Overarching concept: Despite narratives to the contrary, public education for Mississippi’s children is funded at some of the lowest levels in the nation. Recently in the State of the State Address Governor Bryant stated: No less authority than the U.S. Department of Education lists our state as number twelve in the nation for school expenditures as a percentage of the […]

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