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College professor and psychologist at Keene State College
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With a few exceptions I'm buying books for friends and family this year. It's no secret that our "smart phones" are grabbing too much of our attention and making us dumber. My fantasy: Folks I know and care about will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
Thanks to Lee Faver for sending me this from today's NY Times. I love this excerpt: "Radiation is a potent allegory for human life. Everything is always, inevitably falling apart; we are all in arrested decay. Our greatest achievements may... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
When I ask my students what they are stressed about they provide a litany of complaints: High student loan debt, the need to work many hours and attend school, costly housing, social pressures, and an uncertain future. When I ask... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
I will be joining Michael Goudzwaard of Dartmouth University (formerly of Keene State College) to present on our experience teaching the first MOOC (massive online open source course) out of New Hampshire. Our talk, "Insider/Outsider Dilemma: Mixing MOOC with Campus... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
Kombucha is a fermented drink that is all the rage in my corner of the world. You can buy several brands in several flavors in our local food coop (e.g., mango, chia, original). My kid has been making her own... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
I started blogging in the early days of blogging on Radio Userland and tapped in to the excitement many of us felt about our new found freedom of expression. I wrote often about how the net via blogging now afforded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
I had lunch not too long ago with a recently retired college president with whom I was discussing my own kid's plans on applying to college. After telling him about the various schools my kid was thinking of attending, he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
I recently received an email sent to a group of profs using a particular room on campus reminding us (scolding?) to put chairs and tables back in rows and columns before leaving. The message was prompted by an angry prof... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
Pete Seeger was an important person for the world and for me personally. His music and his life inspired so many to do good for the planet and for each other. My personal connection is through my mother, Joan Welkowitz's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Asperger's Conversations
I've had the privilege of teaching small "seminar size" classes this semester which has allowed me to get to know all of my students pretty well. I've been teaching Psychology at Keene State since '96 and I always end the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
My daughter posted a guide on "how to make paper" on a site called snapguide the other day and showed it to me today. She remarked that only a five or six hundred people had looked at it. So I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
I'm "in recovery" from running the brutal Megatransect mountain marathon this past weekend in Lock Haven, PA and wondering about lessons learned. It was an all day affair for most of us who finished on average in about 9 hours....clamoring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
The end of summer means the end of another New Hampshire-Vermont clash on the whiffle ball field. We squeeked by this year, but Mick "the Quick" and Joe "the Toe" will surely be back next year: Speaks Silences Stars In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
Having taught the first MOOC (massive open source course) in the state of New Hampshire (ok no big deal we are a small state but we do have a state university system with multiple campuses and a number of private... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
A lot of people in our little town of Keene, NH are talking about the problem of a growing group of young people who are hanging out in the Square just off Main Street. Local store keepers and restaurant owners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
It's becoming very PC on campus to say that "blended learning" (a mix of online and face-t0-face teaching) might be ok, but that fully online teaching may not. So if you are someone like me who has dabbled in online... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
While visiting my old friend Larry Loganbill in Moloaa on Kauai the conversation naturally turns to education. Now retired from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu where he made educational films and watched their early education programs grow, Larry keeps up his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
Sounds like my Dad...especially the numbering of his points! Cheers! -Larry
Larry Welkowitz is now following Skip Williams
Jun 29, 2013
Even though my kid is a Junior and not graduating until next year, I joined most of the Monadnock Waldorf High School parents and friends in attending this year's graduation ceremony. Now as a college professor I have attended (not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations
I've been "teaching" an introductory course in Psychology this summer on Canvas the online courseware site that hosts a number of MOOCs. While I am literally the face of the course (ie, it's my face on the canvas link) the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Asperger's Conversations