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BIRTHDAY WISHES

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, July 5, 2018, In : health care reform etc. 
The fourth of July is when everyone American celebrates the birth of the United States of America, right? Maybe. But I've always believed that it's the day when the world celebrates MY birthday, replete with fireworks. Like Yankee Doodle Dandy, I've always been a firecracker, and I guess I will be until I pass from this crazy world. In the meantime, I bring that energy into "thinking outside the box" in everything I do. 


Take education, for instance. A university professor for over 40 years, I...
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GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : books 
Today was Thanksgiving -- a day to be thankful to Native Americans who saved the European immigrants from extinction in the New World. A time to be thankful for all we as Americans are blessed: Freedom, Choice, Security, Happiness and the opportunity of having my books and poems published! I hope you will join me in thanks by checking out my latest books:

Multi-Award-winning author of

     THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)

          http://www.amazon.com//dp/0988664011

     A WHALE’S TALE (Sav...


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GIVING EDUCATION THE BUSINESS

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, In : Knowledge/Wisdom 
There's an increasing amount of confusion these days about what education is and isn't. It's hard to separate the fact from "fake news." But there's a couple of "facts" that can be relied on, even in these changing times:

First, there's a big difference from the business of education (involved in the selling of products) and the provision of education (involved in the service of educating learners). The former deals in money; the latter in truth. These days, educational institutions are sorely...
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Data/Information vs. Knowledge/Wisdom

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Knowledge/Wisdom 
Well, I'm back on my academic soapbox again, and this issue, in particular, is one close to my academic heart. Something happened -- subtly shifted -- in the 1960's with the advent of computing and the widespread application of statistics as a way to "prove" that something is valid ("true"). Stress within academic institutions, especially "higher" learning institutions, began shifting towards acquiring a working memory of data (raw numbers) and information (numbers with attached units, e.g. d...
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The New "Dark Ages"

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, May 31, 2009, In : assessment 
I'm often asked where in the great scheme of things educational I think our current American system of education falls.  On the surface it seems like an easy question that begs a simple "rank" answer.  Think about it awhile, however, and both the question and any answer that might result become complexly rank.  As an academician, I value clearity, completeness and conciseness, in that order, so, I have decided to take on this "simple" question as the topic of today's entry. 

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Daniel S. Janik A former physician turned educator, nauralist, author, editor and publisher, Daniel S. "Dan" Janik with plenty to say.

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