Learning Is Irregular

Outside of school, most people apply learning across disciplines, scenarios, and experiences. For a majority of our lives as students, we are taught in a system that creates blocks of time for learning specific content, much like the factory model…

An Educational Responsibility

       So this past Friday I presented at a regional TTT (Teachers Teaching Teachers) conference here in Quito, with over 1000 educators on hand to learn, to network, and to share their educational expertise with each other. It was a…

Finding a Way

I love this little video on how the “desk” has changed over the years: (Originally from http://bestreviews.com/electronics#evolution-of-the-desk) I was reminded of this when talking to a superintendent in the United States about why so many school districts south of the border…

Innovation To Best Practice

  This has been something dancing around my head on the notion and process of innovation in education, and how it connects to “best practice”.  This is a space to share that learning. In “The Innovator’s Mindset“, I define the…

Perspective and Defining a New Reality

The following tweet was shared with me and kind of struck a nerve: 12 Barriers To Innovation In Education https://t.co/lYGsrtyTI7 pic.twitter.com/wfZrYWamN9 — TeachThought (@TeachThought) February 4, 2016 This post, originally shared in 2014, talks about some of the traditional barriers…

Trust Your Boots

It was a hot, humid June 17, 2000, group hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. We were on the exposed ledge of the Welch-Dickey trail. For you non-hikers, exposed ledge means that instead of hiking in the woods on dirt,…

Let’s Read!

        So every year on my birthday I receive some money from my beautiful wife to spend on books. It’s the best gift that anyone could possibly give to me, and there’s nothing that I love more…