Miles from Home

China Commentary– Youthful Musings on the Environment, Culture & Development

2 Things 2 Check Out

leave a comment »

Where is Professor Adrian Gaskins?!?! I have been trying to hunt down my old friend and professor after his CU email started bouncing back my messages. As I was searching for him, I came across his department page and found the profile of another of my former professors: William King.

I do not consider Professor King one of the best professors I have had. I do, however, respect the man. When I took his class, for whatever reasons, he happened to be going through a period in his life in which he was losing hope in education, I believe particularly in our institution. He responded by abandoning our class, rarely attending lecture, and tarnishing the idea of tenure. Class attendance plummeted.

Those of us with the inclination to keep coming back in hope of this acclaimed scholar’s appearance were rewarded with the presence of a very intelligent, articulate teaching assistant by the name of Flavian Prince. He saved the class (shout out to Flav!). He made us aware of the fact that our recurrent attendance was proof we wanted to gain knowledge of this issue, and that we must at all times take education upon ourselves— again, returning to the value of responsibility and accountability.

Please check out what Professor King has to say about the theory of education. As a teacher, I relate to a lot of what he is saying here:

http://spot.colorado.edu/~kingwm/Philosophy.html

ALSO, my roommate asked me yesterday if I could recognize the flag of the Solomon Islands. The answer is no. It sparked a debate on how many flags each of us actually can recognize. Fifteen years ago we would have popped on some Right Said Fred and walked down to the library. Instead, we Goggled it.

http://www.flag-game.com

Note: Email me and tell me you nailed a perfect 3500 score in fifteen minutes and I will tell you who shot JFK!

Advertisements

Written by Miles

May 22, 2007 at 9:31 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: