“Why do we have to learn this?” is the most frustrating question a student can ask a teacher in a couple scenarios: 1) When a student asks the question out of frustration on a skill they have not mastered quickly, or 2) When, as a teacher, you don’t have a better response than “because it is … More Learn a (seemingly) Useless Skill
In his younger days, my dad attended a folk music circle. There are stories about all kinds of characters, but there was one guy who always gave this advice to newcomers: Learn three songs (well) on an instrument, and everybody will think you area a master. The first song you play will have people encouraging … More Cook Something!
As I went through middle and high school, if you had asked me what my favorite subject in school, that was no-brainer: English. Least favorite subject? Just as easy: Math. I didn’t like the rigidity I felt in math class, and I didn’t like formulaic way in which many teachers would show you a single … More Re-connect with Math
In 1979 The Buggles declared, with pop-music audacity, that “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In 1981, the declared it absolutely, as the first aired music video on MTV. For a long time it was hard to argue the English pop band’s point, but I am here to say that, for the Renaissance Human, radio may … More Video Killed the Radio Star?
Some ideas and resources for how we interact with learning online. … More How to e-Learn