Dr. Steven Bourgeois and Mr. Ross Miller lead an informal discussion between a current and a former teacher on topics that challenge "best practices" in contemporary education. In keeping with Neil Postman (1979), we support the conserving function of education: “Its aim at all times is to make visible the prevailing biases of a culture and then, by employing whatever philosophies of education are available, to oppose them.”
Episode 73: On the Impact of Technology on Sports
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller bemoan recent changes in our favorite sports and the lurking influence and impact of technology on our national pastimes.
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Episode 72: On Homeschooling
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller contemplate the merits and problems with Homeschooling (and other forms of alternative education) in comparison to the public school system by first discussing the situation on the ground in...South Dakota?
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Episode 71: On Outdoor Education
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller address one of the more ancient forms of education as well as a new wave in educational thought - outdoor education. They discuss the traits and merits as well as the challenges in applying it to the current American public school model of outdoor education.
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Episode 70: On Sandwiches, Part 2
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller push their luck in hopes that their listeners really liked the first sandwich episode. In this episode, they tackle the rest of the states, Jewish dietary restrictions and the general decorum and good taste that should go into making a great sandwich.
After a hunger-inducing episode and perhaps, a sandwich of your own, you might be interested to feed of a different kind - the hunger to find out what issues ail our education system with our book, The Center Cannot Hold: A Critical Look at Contemporary Education.
Episode 69: On Sandwiches, Part 1
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller step away from the cerebral to tackle one of the pressing issues of our day - what constitutes a good sandwich. These type of conversations are not always easy but the two endeavor to shed light on this particular culinary quagmire.
The Old School's The Center Cannot Hold: A Critical Look at Contemporary Education is a serious look at the challenges facing our education system and possible solutions...insofar as we know the solutions.
Episode 68: On Shakespeare with Dr. Paul Weinhold
Dr. Bourgeois and Mr. Miller engage in a great conversation with Dr. Weinhold on the life and works of William Shakespeare and how we can approach him today.
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The Center Cannot Hold: A Critical Look at Contemporary Education