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New Poster!

At Intellectual Ferret, we believe wholeheartedly at becoming a platform for education across multiple disciplines. As such, we commissioned a local artist, Cason Miller, to create a poster. Using his personal style to show an out-of-this…

Why Continuing Education Matters

by Connor Dillon So you’ve just gotten a degree, maybe you have a job or two lined up (or more likely don’t). Time to start your life! Except, you probably haven't thought about this: all those skills you’ve developed and have ingrained…

Build San Antonio Green Job Offering!

Our Friends over at Build San Antonio Green have a job opening on the market! Job Summary Build San Antonio Green Field Observation Associate Build San Antonio Green is looking for an entry level-full time Field Observation Associate to assist…

Wish You Were Here

Whenever I think of change, I think of this Pink Floyd song- particularly the lines "And did they get you to trade / Your heroes for ghosts? / Hot ashes for trees? / Hot air for a cool breeze? / Cold comfort for change? / And did you exchange…
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HERS Rater Training: Comparison of Styles

HERS Rater Training programs typically come in three styles: Jam, Cram, Regurgitate Let's Do Something! Think About What & Why Most HERS Rater training falls into the Jam, Cram, Regurgitate model. The trainer presents information,…

Meaningful Life

I read Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, trying to gain insight, when I stumbled across two quotes that rocked me. The first is from Erik Erikson: "I am what survives me." This simple, yet powerful phrase describing identity should be…
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What is Possible?

What is Possible? I have an imagination and I'm not afraid to use it. I had an employee give me a button to wear with that on it- and I wore it every day at that workplace. When I was much younger, relatives called me "Spock" because I…
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You Are Capable

Think of all the complex tasks you do everyday. Driving cars, playing musical instruments, the very act of handwriting- these are very complex activities. Take teeth brushing, for instance. Somehow you have to maneuver your meat-covered skeleton…
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A Good Trainer

A good trainer is a rare find because many Train the Trainer programs often focus on teaching the mechanics of how to do a certain task, or follow a prescriptive formula for a specific program. That's not what Train the Trainer programs should…

Failure is an Option

“If you don’t turn in your homework, you will fail this class.” “If you don’t pass this test, you will fail and be held back.” “If you don’t go to school, you won’t get a good job.” Early on we are taught that failure…

The College Question

Should I go to college? It’s an important question. One that is asked of you when you start high school. Because that’s the goal of high school, to get you good enough grades and to score high enough on all you AP and SAT tests so that…

The Problem with Education

We have an education problem. Yes, funding is being cut and teachers are being laid off. But that is not the heart of the issue. Since the inception of public school, education has been about producing workers. This is an industrial model.…