Archive for the 'Educational Change' Category

Learned Voices and the Art of Social Networking

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Over the years I’ve acquired and read a substantial number of books on the many facets of education. My collection, which spans several shelves in our home library, includes names that should be familiar to us all: Howard Gardner,  Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, Alfie Kohn, Carol Dweck, Robert  Marzano, Charlotte Danielson, Eric Jensen, John Bransford, […]

Digital Nation

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On Tuesday, the FRONTLINE documentary Digital Nation explored what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations.  While you can draw your own conclusions from the program (available in its entirety here as well as below), the issues […]

Blind Men, Elephants, and Cognitive Tools

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

When my children were younger, their bedtime routine invariably included a nightly story or two, and one of their favorites was the well-worn tale of the blind men and the elephant. As the Hindu fable goes, a group of blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like.  Each touches a different part, […]