Whether school is face-to-face or remote, it’s now possible for students to use low-cost take home makerspaces 24/7!
Seeking to model progressive education traditions in this new virtual world while providing experiences demonstrating the power of computing in knowledge construction, I developed a pedagogical approach I called, “Learning Adventures.” (video)
Something truly magical occurred the other night. That experience has inspired me to lead a series of online summer campfire sessions online. I hope you will share my excitement. Sometimes it takes a lot of theory to explain something so natural.
So, here is my advice for the teachers expert in learning-by-doing. Stand your ground. Fight for your programs. Defend your turf – literally and figuratively. Make it abundantly clear that when face-to-face school resumes, you’re not going anywhere.
Here is a collection of resources (books, articles, web sites, and video) related to the work of Deborah Meier and the late Ted Sizer.
Which educational practices can you imagine abolishing in schools? I am sure you can think of ineffective, grossly expensive, distracting, or miseducative “traditions” most people take for granted.
Hint: It’s probably not what you think.
There’s no shortage of articles, web sites, top 1,000 app lists instructing educators what to do during the pandemic and when school returns to “normal.” …
“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something” – Seymour Papert I find potentially interesting education provocations everywhere. The remarkable generosity of …
I’ve managed to do some some writing during the plague. Thanks for reading and stay safe. This is Our Moment! Let COVID-19 Kill the Pencil …