Wit & Wisdom

September 2012


7 Ways to Spark Engagement

Moving from on-task to learning: "Have you noticed that 'on-task' does not always mean engaged?" Read more

Why I Would Fail Third Grade Math

Guest post from a physics college professor with a Ph.D who shadowed his own daughter's 3rd grade class Read more

"Let's Raise Our Kids To Be Entrepreneurs"

"We're Giving Them Ritalin & Saying To Them: Don't Be An Entrepreneur Type, Fit Into This Other System And Become A Student". Video Read more
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Charlie Rose & Kauffman Foundation On Education & Entrepreneurship

Plus, President "Obama's Entrepreneur Problem" by naming GE's Immelt business czar Read more

What Students (Really) Need to Know

"A good rule of thumb for many things in life holds that things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then happen faster than you thought they could." - Lawrence Summers Read more

The Most "Inarticulate Generation?"

2 Minute Video - Truth in Humor Read more

What Would Ted Sizer Say About Technology?

Guest Post About Harvard & Phillips Academy Andover Education Legend
"One Of The Great Educational Minds Of Our Time" Read more

Something's Gotta Give

What stays, what goes, and what we're missing in education Read more

" MI (Multiple Intelligences) is not a statement about learning styles." Howard Gardner

Human beings differ from one another and there is absolutely no reason to teach and assess all individuals in the identical way. - Howard Gardner Read more

Why I'm a listener

For most of my career, I was an awful listener in almost every possible way. I was arrogant throughout my 30s for sure--maybe into my early 40s. My conversations were all about some concept of intellectual winning and "I'm going to prove I'm smarter than you." -Why I'm a listener, Amgen's CEO, Kevin Sharer Read more

How to Scare Students on Parent Teacher Night

"Setting up those relationships is always, always important." Read more
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Rethinking Education via The Economist

Pattern Matching & the Human Brain Read more

The Math Salon

Play Games = Learning Math Video Read more
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
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