I love it when a confluence of ideas gets me thinking in different ways. This past week, three separate “events” came together in the question that I’m about to propose. On Monday, I continued to ponder Wodek Szemberg’s question about the knowledge that students leaving our education systems need to have in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of this century.… More
As I work away, be it in the school, or within my social media networks and my professional learning networks, there is a saying that keeps resonating with me; “Which came first; the chicken or the egg?”
Why …?… More
We interrupt the flow of conversation here to present an idea. Well, it’s not really an idea yet but, more accurately, the encouragement to come up with an idea.
A couple of years ago, I was drawn into a few conversations about how our lust for the newest, the fastest and the cheapest could very well be compromising our values around social justice, equity and, in some cases, peace.… More
The following post was originally added as a comment to Stephen Hurley’s entry concerning the knowledge that graduating students will need in order to participate fully and effectively in a democratic society.… More
What are the big picture understandings about the world, their communities and themselves that young people will need to have in order to effectively participate in the future that we imagine?… More
A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.—Joseph Campbell, The Hero Has A Thousand Faces
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