CJ Westerberg: July 2013 Archives

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Art1.Ana.teresa.fernanadez.swimmingpng.png

Someone Saved My Life: A Shout-Out to Hana Hank

PONO def: Doing the right thing; goodness - "Let's have a conversation about Pono." -CJ Westerberg Read more
maui.surfers.JSB.jpg

Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

"Conventional wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways. Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: Different People, when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way, will learn different things. Read more
connected.JSB.John-seely-brown.entrepreneurial learner. jpg.jpg

Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner

"We dedicate this book to the parents of children who are growing up in the digital age. We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles of the next generation." John Seely Brown Read more
find.problem-finders.magnifying-glass.jpg

Personalized Learning: Inflated Expectations?

"Clearly there are some advantages at having certain things personalized for you. As long as it's some options, choices and suggestions, then it's okay. But I wouldn't want to be limited only to what a machine suggests for me. If it's central to my experience, if I'm categorized in a certain way and pushed down a certain path, it could make a much worse experience for me." - Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Lab, SCRATCH Read more
michael jordan.jpg

Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

What Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison had in common - One Minute Video Read more
lifelab.learning.alankay.jpg

Life as a Learning Lab

" . . .we've spent hours and hours discussing how we can help students follow their interests and passions, and also help students learn powerful ideas and develop as systematic thinkers." Mitchel Resnick on Alan Kay, Squeak and Scratch Read more
Barbie.jpg

Eleven Barbies

Raising Girls & Education: We Are the Champions, Inventors, Doers & Makers Video Read more
buildDigitGames.jpg

We've gotten to the point where there is so much private info out there that . . .

Personal Data, its Uses, Ethics & Profiling, and the Rights of People in the Network Read more
class.prison.Joi-Ito.MIT.jpg

MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito: Trad Classes are so yesterday

Doing, Making and Researching: The Future of Education - Video Read more
book.reading.nonreader.jpg

How to Create Nonreaders

Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning Read more
HowardGardner6pg.jpg

If I were trying to select a school system for my children . . ."

"If I were trying to select a school system for my children or grandchildren, I'd beware of . . . ." - Howard Gardner, Harvard School of Education Read more
Dear16-year-oldME.melanoma.jpg

Dear 16-year-old Me

It's that time of year again. Sun is fun, but . . . spread the word. Video. Read more
red.abstract.jpg

3 Things Needed for Authentic Learning

Allowed to Be Curious, Messy and Reflective Read more
fish.fishbowl. learning-from-others. mentor. mentorship.jpg

Guest Post: The Difference between a Mentor and Role-Model

"a good mentor takes the time to understand" Read more
baseball.jpg

How 7 Principles Of Baseball Can Help Transform How Teachers Teach

How to Teach so Kids Can Think and Learn - by Harvard's David Perkins Read more
hunger games.jpg

Welcome, Professional Students . . . to the Hunger Games, er, we mean School

"First, students have to jump through ever-more demanding, preassigned academic hoops. Instead of developing a passion for one subject, they're rewarded for becoming professional students, getting great grades across all subjects, regardless of their intrinsic interests." - David Brooks, The Creative Monopoly Read more
Thumbnail image for SirKenR4.jpg

NEW POST: The MFA (Master of Fine Arts) as the new MBA?

Sir Ken Robinson: STEM, STEAM and the Humanities Read more
horse.story.sarason.jpg

The Education Horse Story

15 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse Read more
CIMG0353.jpg

Creativity: My Way or the Highway

Doesn't work that way, folks Read more
RopeBreak2.jpg

Why Testing Fails: How Numbers Deceive Us All

"Tests fail because of an effect I call the "Numerical Outcome Principle". . .Our leaders need to look beyond the numbers..." Guest Post By Joseph Ganem, Ph.D. Read more
student.dunce-cap.jpg

Being Pegged, Late Bloomers and Effort

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher Read more
Popular-wicked.jpg

We're Gonna Make You POPular!

The Top Ten MOOCs Higher Ed "Stars" are Male- Not a Single Woman - Really?? Read more
manifest.jpg

The Flipped Class Manifest

"The Flipped Classroom is an intentional shift of content which in turn helps move students back to the center of learning" rather than the products of schooling." Read more
Thumbnail image for Creating-Innovators-Tony-Wagner.jpg

Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

C.J. Westerberg dissects new book by Tony Wagner - "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer Read more
flipped.class.abstract.part1.jpg

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality

We also realize there is a lot of mis-information about the Flipped Classroom and quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology. Read more
green.apple.measure.jpg

Do students and teachers get feedback or measurement?

What do we measure and why? Questions About The Uses of Measurement by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers Read more
groundhog-day.jpg

Groundhog Day in America

This Summer and the Syrian Decision featuring Jon Stewart, Tom Friedman, and LBJ Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
Follow The Daily Riff on Follow TDR on Twitter

find us on facebook

Riffing good stories