Tag Archives: education

Leveraging your ignorance to benefit students


Guest Post By Charles Cooper Our world is surrounded by mystery. We seek out limits to our knowledge when watching movies, reading dystopian books, and even as we converse with friends. The mysterious, framed the right way, compels us to … Continue reading

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Disconnecting Student’s Work From Their Dreams

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Those who share power, weaken themselves, but those who share wisdom strengthen each other – Niccolo Machiavelli I came across a great article this morning and, later, a tweet from Mr. Voyles, a teacher on my ex-wife’s elementary campus, that … Continue reading

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Another Training? -or- How I Learned to Love the Education Pendulum.

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Models are interesting things. They both are and are not the thing they represent.  So, for example, a model of Jupiter points to but can never be the real Jupiter.  A painting, an appropriately colored Styrofoam ball, or a set … Continue reading

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Perceiving Depth Where None Exists: Mirrors Reflecting Off Of Mirrors

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A wonderful chat I’ve recently come across is the No Box Thinking chat (#NBTchat – Sundays 7pm central). The central theme suggests that “thinking outside the box” isn’t enough to ensure the vitality of education. During any meeting, education or … Continue reading

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Homeless Students

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The image below is of neither a house nor a home.  Building materials serve as the foundation that is the very beginning of the structure that may become a home. In a similar fashion, why do many educators think that … Continue reading

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Let Your Students Constructively Stuggle: How Weak Teachers Create Intellectually Slavish Students

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Guiding students to answer their own questions: Plato’s Meno Introduction Plato’s curriculum could be summarized as “Education as Constructive Frustration”. On the surface many of Plato’s dialogs seem either frustratingly heavy or seemingly simplistic. Plato, at any rate, was a … Continue reading

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TouchCast App – I Want To Go To There

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The Intro *Update-Looks like my links will only open in Chrome or Safari for the time being.  Just download the dang app and you won’t have to worry about this.* Let me get to the point with this so called … Continue reading

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