The traditional view of learning is that it is the transmission of truth from one human mind to another (see here for my take on this subject). In modern terms it is all most like computer file transfer protocols exchanging data from one knowledge retention source to another. Therefore if there is an improper transmission of […]
Learning is very similar to the wind if you are experiencing it you can feel its effect but if you are removed from it like, say, a teacher, it is an invisible force acting on the landscape that you can only glimpse through a window.
It is doubtful anyone in the education field would find it appropriate to tell a student your parents are Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. But it does raise a very interesting question about how educators deal with students who question the teacher.
I found this Poem at the back of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s and Marcia B. Imbeau’s “leading and managing a differentiated classroom” (expect a full book review in the future) Yes, But…. I teach in a four-wall box of drab proportions, but choose to make it a place that feels like home. I see too many […]
Ken Robinson’s talk animated. What more can I say… well of course I think he’s right. We have got to find a better way of educating our youth. One of the guiding principles of humanity is that we want our childrens lives to be better than our own. Yet with education it almost seems that […]
So I love this guy’s art work and think that every nerd should go and have a look at his mashups and if you have a chance buy some of his artwork or commission from him. Not only will you be getting some great art but you will also be helping someone in a really […]