i had the good fortune of taking a 5 mile run this morning along the canal path and walkways of georgetown university and aside from terrific morning and great way to start my day something struck me. i’m a guy who loved college, everything about the way campuses are set up, kind of the small world within a world that students enjoy. among the impressive buildings how can you aviod embracing a feeling of studiousness? i wanted to delve into some sort of study! perhaps it was just an overwhelming sense of nostalgia – i loved college and i wouldn’t trade my time there for anything, and it was more than just the academic discourse. it was a feeling i got when i walked around the oval. while we aren’t all going to to set up our classrooms and offices in the same manner, there is something undeniable about environment. or maybe i just like old buildings. either way we owe it to ourselves to set up learning environments in a way that invites academic conversation and not just in contrived ways.
all you have to do is look around