Category: Reviews

book review

God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World.

Here’s a book I think you’d enjoy. I discovered it through a fellow blogger, Yankee Sailor. It’s a testament to the strength America derives from our concept of religious freedom. That’s a freedom we take for granted, but few other nations in the world share that attitude:

The Soft Power Of Religious Freedom

Posted by Yankee Sailor in Foreign Policy, Religion on 22Jun09.

Foreign Policy notes two British scholars find soft power in an unexpected place: (more…)

book review

You Have Permission to Disrupt Class

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

by Clayton M. Christensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Clayton Christensen offers a believable and intuitive approach to fixing our staggering American educational system. In a nutshell: people learn in different ways (no surprise here; it’s a well-documented theory). Teachers too often teach one way (or two or three–the point being, teachers standardize. I understand. I’ve been a teacher most of my life. One of us and many of them in a classroom). His solution: Use 21st century technology and Web 2.0 to individualize lessons to suit needs. (more…)