on turning 10

Yesterday was Anna’s tenth birthday. Double digits, another “order of magnitude” as we say in my business, another interesting milestone. Anna’s birth always strikes me, especially when there’s snow on…

sands of time

Recently, I’ve had lots of events — strange graphs, crying students, random memories — that should have spurred an entry with some lesson or moral, but no. So I went…

pants

Two days ago we had the Bountiful 8th graders here.  240 of them.  It worked.  Sure, there were a couple of hitches, like group number 7 was dropped from the…

Philosophy of Teaching

A Teaching Philosophy Statement (23 November 2007) I really believe that there’s an inherent value in thinking through a teaching philosophy and using it to give courses a foundation.  On…

The Joy of Teaching

The Joy of Teaching, orI Want to Run Away and Be a Rock Star Adam JohnstonWeber State University Nye/Cortez Banquet 17 April 2003   I am tremendously honored to have…