What if We All Treated Life Like One Big Improvisation Skit?

What if We All Treated Life Like One Big Improvisation Skit?

Whenever I need a good laugh or a light TV moment, I find relief by watching Whose Line is it Anyway? I am fascinated by the concept of improvisation and how quickly the comedians can create things off the cuff and pull together some interesting skits and stories. Even when it does not make sense […]

Technology Sometimes Moves So Rapidly That It’s Hard to Keep Up

I have had to face the fact that my students know more about technology than I do. And when something goes wrong with the technology during class, I know that a student will call out, “Click on the lower left-hand corner” or “You need to minimize that screen.” As a history teacher, I have long […]

I Have a New Pair of Headphones – But What Do I Really Want to Hear?

My work requires me to walk to different parts of the campus. As I recently made my way from my office to my classroom and the administration building for meetings, I felt that I could make these brief micro-journeys more pleasurable by listening to music. So I started looking into purchasing some new headphones. I […]

Moments of Calmness Teach Us the Most About Love, Kindness

A few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop. As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion, […]

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A Bold Move

A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.