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Top Chef & Feedback

September 12, 2012


I get a kick out of Top Chef, for the feedback. Yes, the feedback. The judges use their status to vaguely put down the would-be Top Chefs who, seemingly on cue, commonly bow their heads in defeated posture. The whole judging thing reminds me of teachers from 20 years ago. You got a C because […]

Would you give Einstein an C?

August 23, 2012


I find the video revealing. Both responses answers reveal a difference in assessment by academic levels. The K12 teacher notes that even the smart student still needs to meet standards. There has to be evidence, not just a teacher’s feeling. Prof. Dede notes how he has more freedom as a university professor. But K12 used […]