• On “Do It Yourself” Education

    Our ‘Education in 8 Movements’ (Integrated English-History) class studied “Do It Yourself (DIY)” as a post-secondary learning option. We examined the challenges and benefits of a self-directed education from multiple perspectives, including autobiography. Below are a few of my thoughts on our subject of inquiry. While studying Ayn Rand’s The Romantic Manifesto, I learned how …

  • On Enrichment Education

    Our ‘Education in 8 Movements’ (Integrated English-History) class studied “Enrichment” as a post-secondary learning option. We examined how motivation and executive functioning skills contribute to effective habits of mind. Below are a few of my thoughts on our subject of inquiry. While studying how we learn, our class took an edutopia.org survey that revealed I’m …

  • Out of the Equation

    For Field Experience, our class visited the Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Global Chicago.  We listened to three representatives talk about their mission and how they function to connect Chicago globally.  The purpose of this field experience was to learn about local organizations that build global connections.  Global Chicago takes on this task by establishing …

  • Why We Study Crimes Against Humanity

    Studying Crimes Against Humanity is important because it gives us a greater understanding of the world around us by teaching us to see it outside our own biases. It is the way a person critically inquires that helps mold independent thought on the way the world works. In society, there is a tendency to follow …