The main goal of
– as expected from its name –
trying to help improve our

Education for Problem Solving

where a problem is any opportunity to make things better,
problem solving happens when we do make it better,
and education is learning from experiences in life.

my seminar for Engineering Education at OSU

How?  Through a collaborative process of
cooperatively working with other educators,
using creative ideas developed by them and
by me (Craig Rusbult, PhD in Education)
during my life on a road less traveled.

We also can design education to help
older people (in living facilities) and
younger people (in K-12 schools)
enjoy music in new ways when they
improve their skills of musical improvising.

( and conversational improvising )

contact-email:  craigru178-att-yahoo-daut-caum

                     I've written a wide variety of web-pages,
                  as you can see in this wallet-card overview:

                 I want to work with other educators, developing
             strategies & activities to help people improve their
             problem-solving skills.  Some ideas for doing this –
             by learning from experience, building bridges from
             school into life, using inquiry & metacognition, ... –
             plus musical improvisation, science for art & sport,
             juggling, how I didn't learn to ski (+ other stories,
             including My Life on a Road Less Traveled), and
             Satchel Paige Age, using prayer for better living,
             and more,* are in [the page you're now reading].

             [* including new pages about new homes for items
             and my dog and (finally back in Madison!) myself. ]
             { update:  in May 2022, I moved to Columbus OH. }

        Above are three links, for my edu-website, bio, improvs.
        Below are links to many pages I've written.  I suggest that
        you first read the list to see the topics, then (if you want)
        go back and click links for any pages that look interesting.

        Building Educational Bridges between School and Life
            (to improve student motivations & confidence, + transfers)
        is part of my Education for Problem Solving website,  with
        logical Action Diagrams (simple & symmetric) for strategies to
        improve creative-and-critical Design Thinking  {@DTprocess}
        plus Accurate Understanding & Respectful Attitudes and more.
        Also, stories (welding, not-skiing, joy,...) and my influences &
        learning from experience & kindness + empathy & edu-topics
        and why so many people respected my sister, and loved her.

        Using Prayer for Problem Solving (for living more effectively)
             as described in Bible Verses about What-and-How in Life ;
        how Louis said yes to God & forgiving, to become Unbroken.

        ThinkingSkills:  ProblemSolving  Creativity  CriticalThinking
        (including the “Monday + Tuesday” of an influential teacher),
        Musical Improvisation & Theory and Power Tools for Physics 
        and how I didn't learn to ski (but then did, by using an insight)
        and learned to juggle (in 12 yr, 45 min) & swim (in 5 seconds),
        returning to tennis in 2021 (with two-handed strokes on L & R,
        surprised by how my basic “natural actions” were not working);
        a youtube channel for my juggling/dancing & joyfully cute dog,
        and music playlists (instrumental featuring Gershwin, + vocal);
        my PhD Dissertation (with huge ToC) about Scientific Method,
        Proton Warring & Wooing by Active Bases (acids are passive),
        Einstein's Theory of Constancy (understanding it in 5 Minutes),
        teaching labs & ESL & Ballroom Dancing-Transfers & Juggling
        plus a Juggling Video-and-Photos  —  Science for Arts & Sports
        (e.g. making bamboo flutes & using tempo-music to run faster
        & how we overcame a pseudo-limit on high jumping & more);
        a younger Satchel Paige Age (he asked “how old do you feel?”
            – in most ways my Paige Age is younger than my actual 74;
            I'm trying to live healthy to slow down my rate of slowdown);
            and my sports (tennis, football,... plus Anteater Olympiad) ;
        singles ministries (Online-plus-InPerson, to help people meet);
        why I moved to Columbus in May 2022, two years after I was
        finding good homes for my cute doggy (she is fun-and-loving,
        like most dogs is a good role model for joy-and-gratitude;  life
        would be better if more people were more fun-and-loving!) &
        for house-items (so I could give away more, throw away less)
        and for me with a great new home in my old city – Madison,

madison - isthmus between big lakes