I guest lectured at Fanshawe College this morning. In presentations in classroom settings, I have recently found myself opting for the whiteboard and marker over the projector and slidedeck. I have an untested, anecdotally-based hypothesis that people are getting tired of looking at screens all the time. Maybe we are unconsciously intrigued (and reengaged) when …
What is the best asset or resource you have discovered for describing how to use RSS to someone who has never heard of it? Thinking: basic, highly visual, and engaging introduction that highlights the value of open web above proprietary algorithm feeds.
Fascinating how cultural myths about professionalism, etiquette, and prestige can be so deeply internalized and embodied by people who fancy themselves as experts in deconstructing cultural myths.
Discovering that you are misinformed or incorrect about something is a pinnacle of the human experience.
School: “Get all the answers right and you win!” Real Life: “WTF, School?”
In Aphorisms for a Year, Alice Wellington Rollins proposes that the quality of a teacher is reflected in the depth of the questions asked by their students. The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them …
What we fund determines what we measure, and what we measure determines what we fund.
The principle difference between who we are today, versus every other potential version of who might have become, boils down to what we have learned along the way.
If freedom means the right and capacity to govern ourselves, the freedom of our children depends on them assuming the responsibility of their own sovereignty, too.
If we were going to reinvent education from the ground up, it would probably not look anything like the status quo.