The principle goal of education is to create [people] who are capable of doing...– Jean Piaget
Granjas Familiares la Esperanaza
“Somewhere along these backroads of the southwestern outskirts of Tijuana resides a man who has covered his meager house with more than 15,000 toys in memoriam of his wife.” ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡TURISTA LIBRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many pass on the cruelty to which they were subjected as children so they can...– Alice Miller
We’ve got a bunch of conventions about the ways we [learn] which don’t have as...– My reworking of Tim Carmody
[W]hen people act because incentives compel them toward particular choices, they...– Ian Bogost
Space Monkey, “a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett” (via Morgan Tully)
This, I’m afraid, is how I do things. I learn by stating the obvious in...– Russell Davies
I’m just a typical shy person. I like people I know, I don’t like...– Russell Davies
Why the obsession with credentials?
An article in the New York Times titled “An Open Mind” has Will Richardson asking some questions about open educational resources, informal learning, and credentials. Why the obsession with credentials? Bre Pettis doesn’t lead with his credentials. Nor does Limor “Ladyada” Fried. Those are just two quick examples that come to mind. And what are my credentials? I have a degree in...
Twitter, or the Internet at large, feels to me like an automation of what I have...– William Gibson
The Self-Organised Learning Environment
“If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves. It would be better, in a way, if any adults present were completely uneducated. There is nothing children like more than passing on information they have just discovered to people who may not already have it – an elderly grandmother, for...
“Enzo Comiendo” (by Sophia Greco). See also “Eating Grapes”
The Future of Learning
This is a reblog of a post I made to tcsnmy6 and tcsnmy7. I’m saving it here as a record of my writing and thinking. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I do a lot of reading and conversing about schools. In doing so, my focus is not only about independent, progressive, middle schools in Southern California. As I think about the NMY program, what we’ve accomplished, what we...
Insufficiently present realms of perceptions
“What if literature and other arts could be experienced as open worlds where actions are not required from us, but our minds can experience conflicts, dilemma, ethical quandaries without necessarily falling back on the default solution of trying to find where the author sides? What if literature opened up new or insufficiently present realms of perceptions, or offered the rather precious...