As we head back for a second helping of remote learning, the focus must be on the learning, not the teaching.
As we head back into lockdown, three ancient ideas might be useful.
In the disrupted space provided by the pandemic, sport becomes nice to have, but not essential, to a rich life.
Some things persist , ghosts in the machine. A lot of psychology, popular and obscure, explores and names the old scripts and thought patterns that act as operating system for many people, perpetuating good and bad habits. As we emerge from the experience of remote teaching and learning, the opportunity to look back and reflectContinue reading “Ghosts in the Learning Machine”
Every obstacle provides an opportunity for growth. This idea is not new and it is not mine. You see it threaded through tomes in airport bookshops, where charlatans and sheisters claim they discovered this essential truth, ignoring that fact that learned older and wiser minds sorted that out a long time ago. What an opportunityContinue reading “Lockdown Takeout: The Magic of the Reading Habit”
We should be flying our cars by now, not driving. There should be robots in every home and widespread interstellar tourism. The future is always uncertain – wrong assumptions remind us this all the time. Often, it turns out science fiction overestimates the extent and nature of change in our world. Related to this fromContinue reading “Writing and Technology: The Middle Path”
When imagining change during lockdown, it may be wise to remember that learning can be exponential
Well, that is a curly question. Plenty of dogs around the world can go and find the newspaper, but I’ve not heard of one that can read it.
The names we use to describe students is a bad habit that limits growth in education. Labels limit learning.
In a series on the sacred cows of education, we explore the notion that volume equals rigour.