Episode 32: Higher Education with Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer

December 19, 2017

All In with Pauline Hawkins

Higher Ed in studio

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 academic precariate, why all faculty need job security, and why I think students and parents can make the difference.

Songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “The Beat(en) Generation” by The The (Catherine); 2nd song: “The Grudge” by Tool (Molly); and “Franco Un-American” by NOFX (Larry).

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Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy

October 24, 2017

All In with Pauline Hawkins

Diane and Pauline
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 to “Disappear” from Dear Evan Hansen and discussed different opportunities for students to engage with their education. The final song is “Learning to Fly” by Tom Petty.

Episode 18: Rethinking Education with Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins

September 12, 2017

All In with Pauline Hawkins

Rethinking Education

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 so they can be self-directed learners. Holly is the embodiment of a self- directed learner: She is the BigFish Board President, an artist, print maker, massage therapist & Reiki master.
All three of us have had our challenges with public education. We’ve heard a lot about education reform, but every reformational movement, although started with good intentions, has made education worse, not better. Before we can fix education, we need to change the way people think about education.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of our lives: 1st song: “Open Your Eyes” by Snow Patrol (Pauline); 2nd song: “Too much stuff” by Delbert McClinton (Holly); 3rd song: “Stand by Me” by Playing for Change (Diane).