Unruhe's Writings

Listening to the Police

It has to be pretty much the hardest job in America - making split-second life-and-death decisions, working day after day with people who are either in trouble or victims of trouble, never knowing when violence will expl ...

Longevity Matters

The News and Observer hit the nail on the head: legislators pay their own employees longevity pay because they value their expertise; the expertise of veteran teachers is discounted. Here is the story, written by Dan ...

Flipping the Classroom?

Lots of buzz these days about "flipping the classroom" by using internet sites and video to do straight-forward presentations (e.g. factoring a quadratic) at home, and then using class time to extend and explore (e.g. "c ...

Is Time on our Side?

Time slows down in an emergency. Why? David Eagleman, profiled in The New Yorker (April 25), thinks our sense of time slows down when we process lots of sensory data. For instance, I accidentally step over a ledge - m ...

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