Chief Unlearning Officer Jack Uldrich explains how to unlearn–and change your life–without any words.
The other day I suggested there was great value in flipping the classroom. To better understand why it makes sense to allow children to watch lectures at home and do "homework" at school, read the following paragraph which was clipped from this excellent article by Salman Khan — Turning the Classroom Upside Down — in Saturday's [...]
My daughter is in sixth grade and, for her age, she is on the smaller-size. Nevertheless, every morning I marvel as she straps on her backpack and trudges off to school. I'm pretty sure — pound-for-pound — she is carrying more weight than a Roman Centurion went into battle with 2000 years ago. It needn't [...]
10. Teachers (and other experts) can be wrong. 9. Questions are better than answers. 8. Problems can have multiple solutions. 7. If something goes without saying, question it. 6. The opposite may also be true. 5. Certain things can be true and false at the same time. 4. Adults see and hear the world differently [...]
I have just started reading Ken Robinson's excellent book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. In it, Robinson discusses the many deficiencies of so-called intelligence tests such as the IQ test and the SAT. Primary among these standardized tests' shortcomings is the fact that they only test for a very narrow range of [...]
"If we want to prepare our children for the future, we need to stop preparing them for our past.” This statement by Dan Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind, was made in an address to Achieve Minneapolis this past November. Pink is absolutely right and this past week offers ample proof. On Wednesday, [...]