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One of the best compliments I get as lecturer is that I bring a lot of energy to the room and get my audience enthusiastic about the importance of their work and efforts helping young people learn and grow. Energy...
One of the major criticisms of the current school system is that it is built for an industrial society and thus prioritizes following not leading, waiting not action, acceptance of authority not personal initiative. Maybe. But some cultures are...
Almost everyone’s favorite motivation story is about kids that are absolutely hopeless in school but manage, sometimes quite easily, to pass the tests necessary for a driver’s license. When you think about it, it’s quite amazing. Obviously it’s about...
Frankly, I think most teacher colleges are not really preparing students for the realities of the teaching profession. You’d think I’d either try to work in the system or influence the system. I do, but mostly by criticizing it....
Well put. Graham Brown-Martin gives a good summary of some of the problems and challenges of the current educational system. The purpose of school now seems to be content delivery, but that is a very limited view of what...
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...
There are dozens and dozens of “nice” words we usually use to describe educational goals. Responsibility. Collaboration. Quality. Analytic. Meta-cognition. Motivation. Democratic. Participatory. Creativity. Leadership. Personal growth. This list could be very long. These are “nice” words. Sounds great. I...
The book title, Never Eat Alone, resonates with me. Keith Ferrazzis concept, of course, is that networking is an integral part of anyone’s business these days and to never let an opportunity pass to learn, share and influence. It...
If the first ingredient in the learning process is mental, then the second ingredient is physiological. It’s about focus, concentration and effort. It’s also about routines, rituals and discipline. Some things you learn without enormous effort. They come naturally to...
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...