I caught Peter Thiel’s interview on Tim Ferriss podcast last night. It was, as expected, a thought-provoking Q & A from one of the more intelligent and experienced names in Silicon Valley. And while the whole 23 minutes is worthwhile, I wanted to blog on one part of it. Thiel is asked about education, a […]
I can’t imagine this is the last time I’m going to see the contents of this article brought into discussion. I’ll sum it briefly: a study found that kids who smoked marijuana were significantly less likely to graduate high school and even less likely to graduate from college. The likelihood decreased with more consistent use […]
Saw that another ZA posted this on her page earlier and wanted to share with everyone. It really is a great article. Columnist Frank Bruni offers some sad new research on children’s reading habits and makes the case for improving these numbers. As he points out from scientific research, “reading and intelligence have a relationship so […]
Hey Zeople — it’s Teacher Appreciation Day today and it’s time to reflect on this wonderfully important people in our lives!Who was your best teacher? And how did they impact your life?Here’s some other (famous) folks discussing the impact of teachers on their lives:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-teaching-matters-george-lucashttp://www.lettersofnote.com/2013/11/i-embrace-you-with-all-my-heart.htmlAnd I really liked this one:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kaitlin-roigdebellis/a-letter-to-teachers_b_4697032.html_Dear Future Teacher,You are why the world […]
Today I’m linking an article with some new findings on the state of ‘reading’ in modern life. Some interesting takeaways. More than one-quarter of those surveyed said they would rather surf the internet and use social media than read – rising to 56% among 18- to 30-year-olds. More than half of adults (56%) said they […]
We see the power of virtual assistants everyday. ….(because we have the best group of them around!) But what about virtual teachers? Do you think that could work? A school district in Alaska is giving it a try… http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2014/02/telepresence_robots_connect_virtual_teachers_with_classrooms.html Thoughts Zeople?
Original Post [Medium] Full post: There are times I watch my sister — a 5th grader — mull about the world and I marvel at her energy. She bounces around, she sits, runs, does twirling back-handstands off the couch onto the ground, plays games, plays the Viola, does her homework…etc. She has the capacity to do, variously, in […]
Education is going to change. As all things evolve, so must this massive system left to us by a wayward Empire that we see only small traces of elsewhere. There will be a shift in education that eventually will affect each young person, though I, and we, can’t quite be sure of this path of […]
What does the education of the future look like? Mr. Richardson has some really interesting ideas — or at least some we should be considering as we move toward that.