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When am I going to use this?

Pretty good article about a popular student question, "When am I going to use this?"

And the question itself — "When am I going to use this?" — is nearly always a lie, a front. The asker is not genuinely contemplating the use-value of Material X; rather, he or she is merely ...

Half-Life of Knowledge

I had a conversation with some students recently about the changing face of the engineering faculty here at UL Lafayette. As we shift to doing more (and better) research, we will have fewer professors dedicated solely to teaching. I'll leave the discussion of the necessity of this shift for ...

Accidentally Learn Stuff

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Instead, I strive to have my students accidentally learn stuff. Your lessons or lectures or articles should omit the bits that aren’t of immediate importance, but leave a little trail of breadcrumbs in the process. Drop little clues about those tangential topics you want your students ...