We all wish that our children should be taught by certified teachers who’ve have teaching degrees. I get it. But then again, that’s not a good idea all the time. Today’s certified teachers cannot possible keep up with the...
I have a neighbor that works in the tech industry. I admire his knowledge, experience and way of thinking. So I took him out to lunch and visited his place of work. He showed me around, explained what he...
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....
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...
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...
One could say that introvert learners often like to think, analyze, read and discuss ideas in small groups. I am absolute an introvert learner. Extrovert learners enjoy meeting new people, perhaps more often trying out new solutions and perhaps...
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...
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...
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...
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...