To the Graduate

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day…

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The Myths and Opportunities of Technology in the Classroom

Does technology engage or distract our society? Have teachers been successful in relinquishing control so that students can collaborate and learn together? To what extent have people learned how how to use it responsibly and productively? Since this video by Alan November came out in 2009, how far have we really come? 

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Flying Solo. Would You?

Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest.  To what extent is this already happening?  

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The Components of Emotional Intelligence

From the Teleos Leadership Institute: The Components of Emotional Intelligence Many factors during the course of growing up play a part in shaping the development of appropriate or inappropriate use of emotional skills. Traditional schooling, in general, tends to place emphasis on the development of the qualities of the “thinking mind,” such as logic and…

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