What travel offers to teach us

A few weeks ago, I learned that I’ve been selected for a Fulbright grant to pursue research internationally for the academic year 2022-23. I applied for this specific award, the Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, back in September of 2021, and it’s been a long year of waitingContinue reading “What travel offers to teach us”

Connecting a UNESCO Report on the Future of Higher Education with a wild swimming habit

After a short but sweaty bike ride last weekend, I lowered myself onto shallow rocks under the rushing cool waters of the Chattahoochee River, luxuriating in a nature fix. My partner Nick and I started this wild swimming habit last summer, born from the need for a change of scene during lockdown and the pureContinue reading “Connecting a UNESCO Report on the Future of Higher Education with a wild swimming habit”

Yet another reason to dance and play poker in class

(Were you taught how to square dance in school phys ed, like the smiling faces at the Jones School in 1949 Ann Arbor, MI?) Moving together connects us cognitively. The fascinating science exploring interpersonal synchrony shows that social cohesion is built and maintained through coordinated movement, including internal and involuntary movement like heartbeats and breathing.Continue reading “Yet another reason to dance and play poker in class”