Here are some magazine articles I wrote about teachers who made a difference in my life.
- Me and Mr. Jones (about a 7th grade computing teacher who made me feel powerful)
- “Social” Studies (about the two gentlemen responsible for my social activism)
- Walking Among Giants (about a late great singer & my junior high music teacher)
- A School Story (about collaboration with my high school jazz teacher)
My most recent TED Talk for a high school audience, Care Less, also tells the tale of key mentors in my life.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.