Washington Post journalist Helaine Olen had a former career covering "financial makeovers"--which helped her realize that it's inequality, not lattes, that keep people poor. Join the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Financial Advice Industry on Wednesday evening for a live talk and Q and A about inequality, the minimum wage,... Continue Reading →
The first way to encourage engagement is to make sure that the content of the meeting wouldn’t be more effectively shared via an email or recording. 16 more tips follow.
Planning for reality doesn't diminish joy should better times come, but it does make living in this moment easier.
Today's post is drawn from a lecture I share with my Sociology of Disaster students. I'm grateful for how they've contributed to my critical view of resilience over the years. Humans are amazingly resilient. We can face hard, acute crises and find solutions quickly. We are great at bouncing back and even pretty good at... Continue Reading →
Most borrowers owe more than 3 times what Biden is willing to cancel. This is like the difference between drowning in 10 feet of water or 40 feet of water. Either way, you're drowning. We need to bring people to shore, not drown them in half the water.
If your campus is online tomorrow, remember that students learning from home due to extreme cold or snow are doing it under conditions that might be very different than when they are learning from home due to quarantine or isolation. Their kids are also at home—possibly also learning from home. Their kids may be required... Continue Reading →
"If you can learn when it's so hard, you're going to soar when it's easier. When this big, hard thing is over, you're going to be so strong at doing these things well."
This post is a lightly edited comment from a previous blog post in which I recommended that faculty find ways of engaging students that don't require the use of cameras. This is especially important for online classes that aren't advertised as synchronous and requiring cameras and for any class that is scheduled as in-person but... Continue Reading →
"In a culture on a quest for more that often overvalues productivity, we may have a greater obligation to teach students to rest than to work hard."
This post originally appeared at Sixoh6, where I'm a contributor. Joe Biden won the 2020 election in part because he promised voters $2000 relief checks--and I say "relief," because, for many people, they are simply rent checks. A one-time payment of $2000 will pay for rent for a month or two or for two or... Continue Reading →