THE MANY MIDWIVES OF LEARNING

THE MANY MIDWIVES OF LEARNING

Learning about learning is as tough a philosophical proposition as there is, right up there with why is there something rather than nothing.  The Greeks recognized that trying to understand Learning is so important that they gave it its own category of philosophy....
THE AGENCY OF CHILDREN

THE AGENCY OF CHILDREN

All children possess agency. In fact, they Are agency. It’s baked in. Agency is simply an intuitive awareness that we all can initiate, execute, and control our actions to construct personal and authentic ideas of self. Anyone who has been around children knows that...
INDISTINGUISABLE FROM MAGIC

INDISTINGUISABLE FROM MAGIC

“The metaverse is going to be far more pervasive and powerful than anything else.” Tim Sweeney, CEO, Epic Games. When a child looks into the eyes of another a person looks back at them. And two-way communication takes place. When they look into a VR headset, who looks...
TIM™ – Student-Centered Learning

TIM™ – Student-Centered Learning

“This method changed the way I think about every aspect of the world aroundme.” Elizabeth Betancur 10 th grade. The problems teachers and other learning professionals face can be tough. Andexcellent outcomes are expected.We know problems can be lessened, and outcomes...
TIM™ for Instructional Designers

TIM™ for Instructional Designers

TIM™ for Instructional Designers.  “This really altered the way I think about problems. I’m more confident now. This was really fun and life changing.” A. Aguero. Sr. Instructional Designer. Try expanding and differentiating your role and approach to problem-solving...
ARE YOU CERTIFIED YET?

ARE YOU CERTIFIED YET?

We know that all students need time to practice collaborating with others to address important issues. It’s a developmental priority because this is the optimal way for them to become skilled at problem-solving, and at developing their own world view based on critical...
BE QUIET AND LEARN!

BE QUIET AND LEARN!

“From the day I could talk I was told to listen.” Cat Stevens’ lyric. For those who need to learn, or for those who have the responsibility to teach, coach, mentor, or train, is it enough to have a one-way monologue? Do people learn best when they are passive? Is...
CONFIRMATION BIAS. THE ENEMY OF LEARNING.

WE KNOW HOW TO KNOW ALREADY

Some years ago, I was teaching at a graduate school of business and became intrigued by this problem: How do we learn? How do we know how to know? We obviously can learn and know, but how? My background in systems design led me to focus not just on analyzing the...
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