80s college halloween costumes

Touch. See. Feel. 

A Prof’s Manifesto on Paper Planners in a High-Tech World.

November 14 2021
Because all the technology they had was not helping them.  With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork.  Despite alarms in phones, and the ability to take photos of the blackboard and calendar apps and productivity apps and tablets and Apple pens -- they were getting worse at managing their time, not better.  They were getting worse at taking notes despite using a laptop in class, and worse at actually remembering and being able to apply what they learned.
Lined index cards 3 inches by 5 inches

The Secret Weapon of Success in School

August 24 2020
When you write by hand, rather than tap into a laptop or tablet, you slow down just enough to think more about WHAT you are writing. Handwriting activates the thinking part of the brain and helps with memory.