Tag: Matura

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The Power of Story

Stories are powerful things! Stories were an important part of my first curriculum. And, “No!” I am not speaking of the Dr. Seuss or Dick and Jane kind of storybook curriculum. I am speaking of something even better. Let me explain. My sister and I spent most of our early childhood in the quiet village of Matura in Trinidad on my grandparents cocoa estate. … Read More The Power of Story

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Higher Education for What?

I ended last semester with this question on my mind: “Higher education for what?” As I watched my students prepare to walk across the university stage to receive that long awaited diploma, the question provoked its way into my thoughts. Now, here again at the start of a new semester, it is demanding to be answered. Yet when I think about it a bit, … Read More Higher Education for What?