Rigged Games (or, Why strengths-based learning, Part 3)
Future of Learning Top Reads for week of June 24 2019
Alfie Kohn, one of the great provocateurs in education, recently suggested this thought experiment …
What if... creating new games?
With reads from the New York Times and Harvard Business Review …
Create a new game (or, Why strengths-based learning, Part 2)
What if students had opportunities to create their own games rather than to play the same exact “learning” games as everyone else? …
Future of Learning Top Reads for Week of June 17 2019
When James Clear was in college he designed his own major, “biomechanics,” which was “a combination of physics, chemistry, biology, and anatomy. I wasn’t smart enough to stand …”
What if... strengths-based schools?
With reads from EducationDive and CNBC.com …
Why strengths-based learning?
What if we redesigned school around asking what is right with students, rather than what we need to fix about them?
Future of Learning Top Reads for Week of June 10 2019
Deficit thinking lies at the heart of a typical school design.
Unless a student always gets perfect scores, she is technically “deficient.” Ranking and ordering students …
What if... explorers > true believers?
With reads from Twitter, The Atlantic, and the New York Times …
School of the Future: Explorer > True Believer
What if the primary purpose of school were to form explorers rather than true believers?
How might we design learning experiences to help students to practice solving unknown problems with unknown solutions? …
Future of Learning Top Reads for week of June 3 2019
John Hagel chairs Deloitte’s “Center for the Edge,” a research organization whose purpose is “to identify emerging business opportunities that are not yet on the CEO’s agenda, but should be, and to do the research required …
What if... seeds & sparks?
With reads from The Mastery School of Hawken, the Great Schools Partnership, and Medium …
From “Wasted Time” to “Seeds & Sparks”
What if we replace the mechanical-industrial notion of “wasting time” with a biolocal / ecological notion of “seeds and sparks”? …
Future of Learning Top Reads for week of May 27 2019
Claire Stoneman, a British educator, recently wrote a “warning” about curriculum that resonates with the “knowledge-rich” movement in the US …
What if... positive sum culture?
With reads from the New Yorker, the reDesign blog and the Philadelphia Inquirer …
Do your students get to ask the "question of questions"?
What if school were organized around helping students to be their best, not the best? …
Future of Learning Top Reads for Week of May 20 2019
The New York Times recently ran a letter to The Ethicist titled “Almost All the Colleges I Wanted to Go to Rejected Me. Now What?” In response, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of Philosophy at NYU, shared …
"100% is overrated"
With reads from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and EducationDive …
Future of Learning Top Reads for Week of May 13 2019
In “100 Percent Is Overrated,” James Hamblin writes,
“ ‘Mistakes grow your brain,’ as the professor of mathematics education at Stanford …
With reads from the Redesigning High School blog and Twitter …