Black History Month – Star Trek

Jim here–this is (mostly) from my personal blog here.  I’m using it for the Foundation’s blog with some modification.  Science-fiction has always been a way to explore ideas that would be unacceptable if used in a real-world discussion.  Good writing stimulates discussion.  That’s important for education.  Teachers can use these …

Music and Education

The link between music and history is pretty significant.  Recently, I watched a South Park episode (don’t judge). In the episode, the three main characters (it’s the season where Kenny is dead) build a ladder to heaven.  When word gets out of what they are doing, Alan Jackson shows up …

A problem with teachers

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a high school student (yes, the automobile existed). The thing is–I was taught a certain way with classes and that method still exists.  Why? Think about your math class and how it worked.  A teacher explains what’s in …

“The Cost”

In a game forum I am a member of, a question was posed regarding how to incorporate ethics and morality into the game.  What can be done to incorporate those things–since many games are abstracted…wargames turn units into mathematical values, etc. so that an SS unit is reduced to being …