Monthly Archives: February 2017


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The “Ah-Ha” or “light-bulb” moment is one of the most rewarding in all of teaching. Sometimes those moments require a bit of work to make happen. A recent “Ah-Ha” moment occurred in my class as a direct result of my applying components of the engineering design process to student learning. I had students compare the size of an acorn with… Read more »

Experienced on the Trail

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How has my Kenan Fellowship changed me? Let me count the ways. First, let me ask you a crazy question. Have you ever been in the right place at the right time where sunlight warmed part of your body and shade chilled the other? My wife and I spent a number of years hiking in the mountains. Many of our… Read more »