Book review: “Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College” by Mark C. Carnes

You show up to class. But instead of takings notes while your professor leads a discussion and flips through a Powerpoint, you are re-enacting the trial of Galileo. Some students argue for the new cosmology, but those denouncing it have the upper hand. I can't wait to try out my first Reacting classroom!

Book review: Tara Westover’s “Educated”

For a book that claims not to be about Mormonism, Tara Westover's memoir "Educated" certainly had me worried about Mormonism. While many elements were familiar-- from essential oils to decrying socialism-- I was often left asking, is this the same Mormonism I grew up with?

Book review: “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure”

Rating 5/5 Goodreads Summary The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures... Continue Reading →

The idea of a university… is to teach!

The best professor I ever had was Dr Butterfield, or Tony as he asked us to call him. He taught our senior lab courses in the chemical engineering department at the University of Utah. ┬áHe put together the most beautiful and humorous presentations before lab that made you appreciate science and the scientific method for... Continue Reading →

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