Show, don’t teach

  The word teach makes me cringe. It suggests an asymmetric power relationship in which the teacher's ┬ápronouncements are by definition true. The students' opinions are not relevant. There's also an idea that the students may be tested later to show that they can echo what has been taught. Disagreement with the curriculum is not … Continue reading Show, don’t teach

On food. And family.

As a child, food was a challenge. Rationing ended in the same year that I was born. My mother's frugal habits lasted for most of the time I was at home. Luxuries like avocados, artichokes or wine were served in tiny quantities, and we used to fight over them. You learned to eat fast and … Continue reading On food. And family.