Normal is an Illusion

A provoking exert from a Terence McKenna lecture. In which, McKenna discusses the potential dangers of ideology and the pitfalls to humanity’s conception that there is an ultimate reality to be uncovered. Perhaps the ultimate truth we are in such desperate pursuit for is not even the point at all. This video is transformative in […]

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Natural Connections

The following article appears in the April 2020 edition of BAMBI News magazine. The full magazine is available here as PDF download.  A father and Early Years Leader explains the importance of having meaningful connections with nature and how it leads to a healthy urban life for our children.  In this age of hyper-connectivity and […]

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Google Trainer – Do’s & Dont’s: Application & Video

Interested in becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer? Below is a  step by step guide on what to do. Do’s 1st. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam   2nd  Complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam  3rd. Complete the Google for Education Skills Assessment  Complete the Google Certified  Trainer Video  Your action steps: Film your video […]

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Highly Functional & Dysfunctional Teams

It’s that time of year again, when educators around the world head back into the classroom and the rolodex of educational terms seemingly grows and grows. Phrases like “unpack” “wonderings” “core values” “leaner agency” (& the most recent one I’ve come across “sharenting”.. that’s right, “sharenting,”) grace the likes of Twitter feeds and stickie notes […]

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Design Thinking in the Classroom

What is design thinking? Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills. The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled “Design Thinking” by Tim Brown, CEO and president of design company IDEO. […]

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Habits of Mind

When given the opportunity to tackle big ideas, this is how children begin to see themselves. The students become interested in solving problems, something we want them to be able to do in all subjects. We never set out to be the next Zuckerberg. After all, that’s not what STEM and Computational Thinking is about. […]

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Beyond the Horizon

10 Dylan quotes to Educate, Inspire & make you Think I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. “We’re constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. […]

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THE COINCIDENCE OF OPPOSITES

Alan Watts explains the sense in nonsense and how to enjoy the playfulness of life while sincerely participating in the human game. “If, therefore, we forget, you see, that black and white are inseparable and that existence is constituted equivalently by being and non-being, then we get scared. And we have to play a game […]

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