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...
Sure. We do that all the time. The ideal is to get people to want to learn – or to let people learn what they want to learn. But we insist upon enforcing curriculums upon students. The idea of...
Like any tool or technology there can be amazingly positive uses – and amazingly destructive uses. I remember the debate about videos machines in the home and then the schools. We need to control what is seen! Ha. Well,...
When we talk about learning, we often thinking about schooling. Of course, we should try to improve schools and school systems and my posts and articles will be about that. Yet, it is important to have a bigger picture....
In creating a learning society, technology can be amazingly helpful. Billions of people in the world carry around a device in their pocket that can connect them, literally, with billions of other people around the globe and give them...
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...
I rented my first personal computer in 1982, so I am certainly not against technology even if I often get frustrated. Technology can be extremely useful in the classroom. There is, however, an important question we much ask. Why...
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...
Here's a link to an article that summarizes the many life-long learning opportunities out there. 21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life
The skills needed in the 21st century - New Vision for Education Good overview of life-long skills plus a healthy look at some of the economic conditions that help these skills develop. It is advised to remember that personal growth is...