March 6, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen are two of the 17 UNH lecturers who received non-renewal notices by mail in January. Everything about it was mishandled. Sarah and Cindy have dedicated much of their lives to UNH and their students. Once a month, I like to discuss issues … Continue reading Episode 42: UNH Lecturers with Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen
January 30, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Madison Person, Jack Tykodi, and Diane Murphy talk about self-directed learning and the BigFish Learning Community in Dover. Madison and Jack talk about why they joined the self-directed education movement and how they are taking charge of their own learning. Three songs that would be on the … Continue reading Episode 37: Self-Directed Learners with Madison Person, Jack Tykodi, and Diane Murphy
December 19, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer, Lecturers at UNH, talk about some of the issues with higher education. Some of the topics we discuss are the "adjunctification" of higher education and the growth of the use of contingent faculty, the workload and working conditions of the … Continue reading Episode 32: Higher Education with Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer
October 24, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins On the topic of rethinking education, Diane Murphy from BigFish Learning Community (https://www.bigfishnh.org/) joins me again to talk about the purpose of education. We listened to a segment of Blake Boles "What does it mean to be educated?" (https://www.self-directed.org/tp/what-does-it-mean-to-be-educated/), I read my resignation letter (https://paulinehawkins.com/2014/04/07/my-resignation-letter/), we listened … Continue reading Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy
September 12, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins join me All In with Pauline Hawkins to talk about changing the conversation around education. Diane taught in the Seacoast area for 30 yrs. She is the founder of BigFish and is committed to supporting teenagers who need to leave the system … Continue reading Episode 18: Rethinking Education with Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins
If I were calling the shots, I would make sure professional development was relevant and appropriate for the grade level and subject matter. Too often teachers are forced to sit through a professional development class that does not apply to the subject and/or grade level they teach. One year, all of my high-school colleagues had … Continue reading July Discussion: If you were calling the shots how would you change ongoing professional development for teachers in your community?
What roles do teachers have in creating kind and compassionate citizens? Teaching is about investing in our future. Teachers need to do more than teach content. We are so much more than knowledge transmitters and test proctors. We are human beings that have made it our life’s mission to improve the world through nurturing, guiding … Continue reading The Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: March 2017