2020 Teacher of the Year Candidates!

Happy 4th of July! As it stands, I’ll be going for Teacher of the Year during the 2019-2020 school year. I hear a lot about project based learning and cooperative learning, yet, I propose that theme based learning through Centers that focus on listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. The stations, or centers, has proven…

Republicanism is the only direct way to Self-Government

Republicanism is the only type of Government that is based on the people truly ruling themselves according to the values of Freedom (using non-domination), Equality (eye-ball and tough luck tests) and Virtue (root out corruption) (Pettit, 2012). Self-Government can only happen by MEANS of Direct Participation. What did you do today to live in a…

8 Rotating Leaning Strategies

8 Rotating Leaning Strategies to help Reach Student Learning Target Goals in a Classroom ALL [M-Step] Practice sessions below *should be 7 minutes each. Replace M-Step with your topic. The *resource could be the textbook. Project the timer. Silent (taking the M-Step / *Your future Test), students *take the test Teacher walks around room and…

BAYES, As Seen on Twitter

Naive Bayes explained through Mafia/Werewolf: 7:02 PM – 29 Mar 2019 New conversation by (source TWITTER): Andy Seow  💭‏ @KokLeongSeow Mar 29 Naive Bayes classifiers are based on applying Bayes’ theorem. Instead of looking for p(y∣x) directly like discriminative models, we calculate p(y) and p(x∣y) to find p(y∣x). The *naive* part comes from the assumption that all features…

College Coach?

Hi. I’ve taught in Higher Education for six years, including the classes of Political Science, Sociology, History, and Computers. I am also familiar with Anthropology, Psychology, [the dreaded] Economics, Statistics, Geography, and other social science courses. I work on a donation basis because I aim to gain efficacy, really. I’m a coach (or tutor) regarding…

A Theory of American Political Dissonance

Hello, I have a theory of political dissonance I’m mulling around regarding Multiple Traditions and American politics. The cartoon allows for a quick thought experiment. The individual clearly holds a set of values, but what values are they? I think, once the definitions of the political elements of the American culture are clearly defined as…

4 Ways the U.S. SUPREME COURT functions.

Almost this entire poem was a rewording [with rights] of Kyla Stepp’s, J.D., [and fellow Ph.D. student] propositional inventory paper on the Models of the Supreme Court. That [excellent] essay can be found HERE. Align Left: Professor                              Center: Students                                     Right: Gadfly The professor looked forward, To this lecture all year. To her, it appeared; Research moves slumbered, For daring…

Will WE Race to Partisan Friendships Over Time?

Currently reading and thinking about these articles: Partisanship and Racial Attitudes, by Andrew M. Engelhardt, August 24, 2018. The Impact Of Voter Suppression Laws On African American Participation In Florida And North Carolina From 1988 To 2012, by Anthony Lewis Daniels, Dissertation, 2015. Republicanism, by John Renard Girdwood, 2018. I’m not sure what I think yet. Thanks…