Tag Archives: education

“Barbarian Empires of the Steppes”

Paleo Retiree writes: Along with Blowhard, Esq. and Fabrizio del Wrongo, I’m a big fan of Kenneth Harl, a Tulane professor who has done numerous lecture series about early and medieval history for The Great Courses. He’s smart, he’s fast, … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Four

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fourth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Three

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the third episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures. Today we talk about … Continue reading

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Whiskey Class Tonight

Paleo Retiree writes: When people ask me what I’m doing with myself in retirement, I like to tell them that I’m getting back to my studies.

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R.I.P. Seth Roberts

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’m shocked and saddened to learn that scientist, professor, self-experimentation advocate, and best-selling author Seth Roberts has died. I was an avid reader of Seth’s blog for years and even met him in person a couple times. Being … Continue reading

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Rant Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Fred Reed thinks that boys should be taught by men. Women are totalitarian. Men are happy to let boys be boys and girls be girls. Women want all children to be girls. In school this means emphasizing … Continue reading

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Prison/School

Paleo Retiree writes: Which is the prison, which is the school? Shouldn’t the architecture be giving us more of a hint than it is? And why do we sentence children to spend many years of long days in buildings that … Continue reading

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2 Higher Education Readings

Fenster writes. CS50x is not the new Acura model.  It is Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science course, the one it offered free as part of its EdX initiative. CS50x is Harvard College’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science … Continue reading

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What’s Going to Become of Higher Ed?

Paleo Retiree writes: Randall Parker thinks that higher education may be the next bubble to pop. Speaking of education and innovation, be sure to take a look at MRUniversity, a new venture by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, the two economist-proprietors of the … Continue reading

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