I am teaching a short term course for South Bay Adult School in Manhattan Beach, California, Beginning Screenplay Writing, for the next four weeks. The course website gives an overview of the course content and approach. I will apply this same model when I go to teach in Karachi, Bangkok, and Shanghai. Always having a… Read More A Beginner’s Mentality in Teaching
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha’s Wise Words that I emulate to the best of my ability.
I assume the most basic explanation or response to the question: why do people read? is that reading is a likable activity for the most part. It yields good results. But to question, Why do people read, wondering about reading and deeper learning by students from a critical perspective–this is a personal effort to improve… Read More Why do people read?
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/thailand-community-tourism-intl/index.html This website helps us to find good ways to experience Thailand from a different perspective that raw tourism and mere commercial entertainment.
I am finding opportunities and work in a new field of teaching (new, for myself)—Transmedia Storytelling. I am supposed to teach this subject so it’s a good time to define what transmedia storytelling is, and how students can learn from it. I found this good article that helps as an introduction. I am looking forward… Read More Transmedia Storytelling
In Place of Other Grains: Rainbow Millet Tabbouleh Millet is capable of doing the job of pretty much any other grain. For example, tabbouleh is usually made with bulgur but a gluten-free version can be made with millet. It’s delicious by itself or served with your favorite Mediterranean dishes. The different colored vegetables give it… Read More Rainbow Millet Tabbouleh
A revolving door is a common phrase to signify a repeating pattern of random hiring and firing of workers. Oftentimes a revolving door is enshrouded in secrecy and all kinds of unfairness. I am referring specifically to the problems facing a nonunion high school baseball coach at Palos Verdes High. That coach is facing the revolving… Read More Labor exploitation in Palos Verdes Estates: Where is a Union when you need one?