Author: Ben

May 30, 2018

The most obvious feature from Taliesin West that relates to the class, for me, is the use of the rocks from the surrounding desert (combined with concrete) that form the structural walls of the buildings. Wright was big into organic architecture that was contextualized by its place, and I think that speaks to me in […]

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November 28, 2017

I’ve been sitting on this site for a year, not quite knowing what to do with it. Or with myself, really. So I made a few small changes. I moved across the country, left a job I loved, took on a new job I love, started a business, sold a house, bought a car, said […]

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September 19, 2016

While traveling to the University of Oklahoma for the past few days to learn about what some of my friends and colleagues are doing, I’ve come across some really cool things. One such thing, happening in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) through OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, is eXperience Play, or XP. A “professional development program meant to introduce […]

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April 16, 2014

Edit/note | Thursday 4/17, 7:30am: After some excellent conversation,  via Twitter, I want to acknowledge that this post reflects my experience and thinking regarding use of multiple Twitter accounts, and I should have been more careful in the wording of my title – which reads as a fairly strong declaration on authentic pedagogy requiring a […]

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