Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Makes Us … Us About Anil Seth’s TED Talk When we look around, it feels like we’re seeing an objective reality. But neuroscientist Anil Seth says everything we perceive, from objects to emotions, is an act of informed guesswork by the brain. About Anil Seth Anil Seth is a […]Read More How Does Your Brain Construct Your Conscious Reality?
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 […]Read More Highly Functional & Dysfunctional Teams
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. […]Read More Design Thinking in the Classroom
Whether you go with Socrates or Yeats.. ……..(or whether you believe Yeats ripped off Socrates) It’s hard to deny the that these two scholars had an appropriate view on the equation that is education. Inspiration + passion = learning In regards to my own experience at the 21st Century Learning Conference in Hong Kong, allow me to go a […]Read More Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]Read More Kindergarten Teaches the World
“No one knows enough to worry.” – Terence McKenna Make a Plan Adjust your Aim & Take Initiative “You change the world you live in phenomenologically, psychologically, by changing what you aim at.” – Jordan Peterson Next, figure out how to get there. Find ways to upskill yourself and then never stop. Let this […]Read More Make the Road by Walking
Learning looks so different now that it’s almost unimaginable to predict what education/classroom instruction will look like in ten to twenty years time. Christiaan Henny from eLearning Industry attempted to have a stab at it here and below is a snippet. He states, “Students will be learning outside, equipped with different devices, listening to a teacher of […]Read More Principles for the Paradigm Shift
“The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play… it is work he must do in […]Read More On the Border of Chaos & Order: Project Based Learning in Kindergarten
The title of this post was quoted by Sonny Magana during his Youtube video explaining the T3 Framework. It stuck with me and instantly made me a fan of Magana’s 3 T’s, Translational, Transformation, and Transcendent. It’s an excellent concept and his framework makes up a great hierarchy which showcases how we can use technology to enhance student learning. In […]Read More “Learn to teach like Chuck Berry plays guitar.”
For sale: baby shoes, never worn. The following six words have been attributed to Ernest Hemingway and his concept of flash fiction by telling a story with the minimum amount of words possible. Hemmingway may have changed the game with his six-word novel, showcasing his art of storytelling but, Hemmingway never had access to emojis. […]Read More Remixing The Art of Storytelling