I still am trying to fathom why so many hours in school are devoted to mathematics. And it looks like the more math in school, the less the students seem to learn. Something is not right. I remember asking...
I am a newcomer to podcasts. I am embarrassed that it took me fifteen years to discover them. I am an impatient learner. Reading goes faster and I can skip the irrelevant stuff or the repetitive stuff. It is...
I don't know how many years my parents kept using the napkin holder I make in shop class when I was about ten years old. It was always fun to come home and see that wooden thing with the...
“Ours is not to reason why. Ours is but to do and die." -  Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.  Not too uplifting? These days of more and more individualism, it is becoming...
In the musical Fiddler on the Roof, there is that great song, "Tradition".  Few things are more bound by tradition than schooling and our approach to learning. The pattern is easy to recognize: Teacher gathers the group Teacher explains...
Here at the Learning Society Blog I am posting a list of seven key variables that need to seriously be looked at if we are to change the learning and schooling process to the better. Here's an article from...
If you were to make a list of the people you have learned from in the past two weeks, I think that list could be surprisingly long – family members, relatives, friends, teachers, religious leaders, hobby colleagues, a salesman,...
Funny or tragic. You judge. But get the picture in your head of a group of sixty-year-old men and women in a conference room in the capital city of your country or region deciding what ten-year-old girls and boys...
The idea of dividing knowledge and lessons into forty, eighty, twenty or sixty-minute time frames is very old. And a little bit weary. It sure is convenient. I mean if we insist upon gathering hundreds of kids in a...
Once upon a time, the mantra of any retail businessperson was “location, location, location”. This is still true for physical stores even if sales via the internet are becoming more common and more important. It is still the mantra...