Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Personal Reflection on David Krathwohl

One might safely conclude that all eduo7894846krathwohl_20161029-jpgxcators (and everyone involved in education) are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy.  Mention of the taxonomy at a recent ESF Governance meeting, along with the Chicago Cubs winning the Series for the first time in 108 years, have caused me to reflect about the passing of one of my teachers, Chicago native and University of Chicago alumn, Dr. David Krathwohl.

Dave has been, in effect, the silent partner in one of the most pervasive tools in education.  Dave was a co-author of Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Cognitive Domain, senior author of Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Affective Domain, and co-editor with Lorin Anderson of A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.”

I was grateful for the opportunity to take courses with Dave, and honored for Dave to be one of my three dissertation committee members.  My colleagues and I appreciated his accomplishments and contributions and we were inspired by his  his passion, kindness and encouragement.

Nick Smith, who co-authored with David, How to Prepare a Dissertation Proposal, reminisced with me recently about David’s lifelong devotion to students, colleagues, and scholarship.

Thanks, Nick –  and thanks, Dave – you are a valued teacher and mentor.

Chuck Spuches

Dr. Krathwohl’s obituary is available here.

SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative

SBA2.jpgWe at ESF have been honored, six years running, to be a partner and to host the graduation program for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative.  My congratulations to the SBA Syracuse District Office team led by our friend and colleague, B.J. Paprocki, to instructor, John Liddy, and to all of this year’s graduates!

Emerging Leaders is an intensive seven-month, executive entrepreneurship education series now available in 51 cities and communities across the United States.

Emerging Leaders seeks to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America’s cities.  Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Emerging Leaders offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.

We all look forward to the 2017 class and program.

Chuck Spuches