Worth Sharing: Why people quit their jobs – Business Insider

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the point of hiring competent, creative people if you then don’t let them do what they’re good at? I’ve never understood that, but I’ve experienced this a number of times. Two of the three departments I taught for at … Continue reading

Guest Post: Hunter-gatherers do not represent life in our Evolutionary Environment of Adaptation – Helga Vierich

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Are children keen to learn even when they have no schools? How can we teach empathy and self-control? This guest post looks at hunter-gatherer societies and gives us a glimpse into an approach to education and interaction that is different … Continue reading

So you want to write a book…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I just recently submitted the final draft of my upcoming book to the editor, and I came across this page from Scott Meyers that has some good advice: Scott Meyers: Advice to Prospective Book Authors. It’s long, but if you are thinking … Continue reading

Vital Importance of Summer Down-Time

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What do you think of having a summer “off”? Do you think kids suffer from being away from school for 2 months in the summer? I think it is essential. I worry about what we lose when kids don’t have … Continue reading

Worth Repeating: Tim Minchin’s Commencement Address

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute At a time when many have just finished either high school, or something in higher ed, this is worth watching. More than once. “Published on 3 Oct 2013 Comedian-musician Tim Minchin addresses graduates at the University of Western Australia where … Continue reading

How to Re-Teach Something

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This post is a further exploration of the “How do we re-teach something?” question raised in a previous post. Suppose, for whatever reason, you (the teacher) realize your students didn’t understand something you have already ‘covered’. What should you do? … Continue reading

21st Century Tech: Is it harder or easier to become informed?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been pondering this for some time now. It is easier now than ever before in history to get your word out there. This blog is an excellent example. All I need is a little bit of computer knowledge and … Continue reading

On Repeatability and Educational Research

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Came across this a while back (OK, it was nearly a year a go) which sparked a rather strong reaction from a fellow educationalist. I don’t want to make it personal, so I’m just going to relay the exchange, as I think it … Continue reading