“Don’t always believe everything your brain tries to tell you.” I can be pretty full of myself. I fall into the trap of thinking that what I’m concerned about is the most important thing going on in my life. I get preoccupied with what’s going on in the world around
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I wonder “What happens to my students. Did I have an impact on them? Was it positive or negative? Where are they now? Did I teach them anything they find valuable today?” The Tale of Two Educational Environments:
Engineers Should Be Problem-Solvers One of my son-in laws works for a company that builds ships for the U.S. Navy like the one shown above. He’s in charge of a couple of hundred engineers that do the design work. From time to time he confides to me that good engineers
My wife’s brother died recently. He was a mediocre student and didn’t see much point to the traditional education he was receiving. He didn’t graduate from high school. Many Gifted People Don’t Have an Easy Life As I look back over his life, I realize he was most certainly gifted.
There are some people who believe that anyone can be whatever they decide to be, within reason. For example, at age 77, I’m not going to be the Heavyweight Boxing champion of the world, nor the best football quarterback. But I COULD have been had I so decided at the