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More Curated Excerpts from Earl C. Kelley

April 6, 2014


  This time of year, as we’ve got much more behind us than ahead of us, my mind begins to straddle the adjacent school years. And this is typically when I try to reconnect with ideas that are foundational to my development as a teacher. I begin to ask, What am I doing? So it […]

The Limits of Thought

April 11, 2013


Like all teachers, I busy myself with the questions specific to my discipline. In my case, these are questions like “Should my students have a regular broadcast show, or should they move their work exclusively online?” or “What are the limits of ‘news’ or ‘journalism’ as a cognitive frame for approaching and discussing the world […]

Some Common Assumptions of Education

December 30, 2012


Post #3 on Earl C. Kelley’s Education for What is Real. I’ve returned to this list of Kelley’s assumptions several times every year of my teaching career, just to check in, to see if I’ve changed my mind about these ideas, and to continually challenge myself to remain thoughtful. (For the record, it’s not the […]

Resolved: I Will Promote Free Culture

December 29, 2012


New Year’s resolution time: In 2013 I’m going to change my approach to the way I teach students about copyright, fair use, and cultural works in general. It’s going to be a subtle shift: from a “let’s examine the prohibitions” mindset to a “let’s examine your freedoms” mindset. Like most teachers, I’ve been pretty good […]

Education for What Is Real #2: The Book’s Argument

December 25, 2012


I’m a first paragraph guy. After that, I’m willing to forgive a lot of flaws, but for me that first paragraph is like the feel of a handshake or a first kiss: it is pure revelation–of character and sensibility and intent. Not that it needs to be perfect, or even start-to-finish good, but it needs […]

Technology Matters

September 9, 2012


My colleagues and I have an ongoing debate–or maybe “discussion” is a better word–about whether or not the technology matters for our broadcast and video students. That’s the phrase that comes up: the technology doesn’t matter. What matters, according to this position, goes by many names: Story, Storytelling, The Big Ideas, The Fundamentals, The Basics. […]

Part 2: Thinking of Adding Adobe Premiere Pro to your Students’ Toolbox?

September 2, 2012


In my previous post on this subject, I described the benefits and costs of upgrading from a “legacy version” of Final Cut Pro to FCPX. Here I’ll describe my experiences adding Adobe Premiere Pro into my classroom workflow–it’s immediate benefits and more persistent challenges, how students responded, and its current place in our work. For […]