CJ Westerberg: September 2013 Archives


Campbell's law in education: test scores vs. accountability

"A society in which decisions are based solely on numbers instead of sound judgment is one in which no one is truly accountable." Guest post. Read more

Is Math Art? Dream or Nightmare?

"A Mathematician's Lament"
Every parent & educator should check out this book excerpt Read more

Homeless Man Developing App for Climate Change - Video

A Mentor-Mentee Story:  $100 or Learn How to CodeCheck out this story:  after being given a choice and after four weeks of learning how to code by someone who took the time, has developed an app that is almost ready... Read more

Eleven Barbies

Girls: We Are the Champions, Inventors, Doers & Makers Read more

Can Entrepreneurship be Taught?

"I always say this, "What do penicillin, electricity, Reese's peanut butter cups, and Velcro have in common?" They were all invented by mistake." -Tim Draper Read more

Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully?

"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies - among athletes . . . " Read more
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The New Stupid: Parents

"I think you're Crazy . . . . . .You really think you're in control??" -Gnarls Barkley Read more

High School: Are the Kids Alright?

"Long ago my son determined exactly how not to let the institution of school get in the way of his learning, and had explicit plans for choosing courses carefully so that he had ample time to attend local university lectures and participate in arts events." Read more

Too Young to Research. Yeah, Right.

Two-Minute BEST Video
Are Adults Contributing to the "Endless Adolescence" syndrome? Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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