Ask a teacher what he or she does and most likely the response will be, “I teach math” – or music, second grade, biology – or something very similar. The next time someone ask you what you do, say...
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,...
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...
What does it mean to be a citizen in a country or culture that has “democratic” ambitions? It is for that type of country or culture I write because authoritarian political systems do not have a goal of creating...
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...
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....