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Anders, George. You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education. (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2017). You Can Do Anything Given the rising cost[...]

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Brooks, David. The Road to Character. (New York: Random House, 2015). The Road to Character This book is one of a growing number of works focused on the phenomenon of[...]

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Bruni, Frank. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2015). Where You Go is not Who You[...]

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Graff, Gerald. Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003). Clueless in Academe Graff, a professor of English and education, contends[...]

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Kirn, Walter. Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever. (New York: Doubleday, 2009). Lost in the Meritocracy Kirn’s memoir offers a cautionary tale for those obsessed with achieving[...]

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Educators generally agree that active learning is more desirable than passive learning. This Short Read provides a framework within which to consider various forms of active learning.

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Lukianoff, Greg & Haidt, Jonathan. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure. (New York: Penguin Press, 2018). The[...]

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Palmer, Parker J. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of A Teacher’s Life. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998). The Courage to Teach Parker Palmer’s now classic work, The Courage to Teach, offers deeply[...]

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Sloman, Steven & Fernbach, Philip. The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. (New York: Riverhead Books, 2017). The Knowledge Illusion Sloman and Fernbach are cognitive scientists whose book explores[...]

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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. (New York: Random House, 2012). Anatifragile This is not a particularly easy book to read, but contains a number of interesting[...]

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Tananis, Cynthia A., editor. An Invitation to Study Group: A Collection of Think Pieces. Pittsburgh: Learning Moments Press, 2020. Invitation to Study Group When individuals enter a university, they enter[...]

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Piantanida, Maria. A Call to Learning: From Resistance to Engagement. Pittsburgh: Learning Moments Press, 2020. A Call to Learning “When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the[...]

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