Worth Sharing: The Crusade Against Multiple Regression Analysis | Edge.org

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A Good Read There’s a certain cargo cult associated with these sorts of correlations. If there are more than 3 or 4 variables that have an influence on something, we very quickly lose our ability to say anything meaningful about … 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

A really Great list: 30 Things To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a really great list: 30 Things To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again. Print this out and put it up on a wall somewhere where you’ll see it often. Read it every day. Seriously. 30 Things To Tell Students … Continue reading

Another End of an Era – Ray the Duck

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The end of an era. Ray, hatched April 1997 – lived till July 31 2014. Ray taught me an incredible amount about resilience and learning – and that you really can teach an old duck new tricks.   He became … Continue reading

coldantlerfarm: An Open Letter To Angry Vegetarians

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Your lifestyle contributes to the destruction of natural habitats, and that includes the deaths of many animals. Eat in whatever way invokes respect and gratitude in your soul. Be grateful we live in this time of contrived and soon-to-be over … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Mar. 8 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’ | MindShift “We’ve heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks about his direct experience with failures and schools’ need to accommodate … Continue reading

CHRIS HADFIELD: An astronaut’s advice

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute CHRIS HADFIELD: An astronaut’s advice. It’s at least as much about learning to BE as it is about learning ABOUT. It’s very important to remember that. It’s also something we tend to be lousy at – especially in Higher Ed. … Continue reading

The Convincing Case for Sending Your Kids Outside to Play Alone | Inhabitots

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes The Convincing Case for Sending Your Kids Outside to Play Alone | Inhabitots. YES!!!! A recent story in The New York Times discussed how play has all but vanished from childhood. The article states, “Too little playtime may seem to rank far … Continue reading