Here’s the self-shot, one-take, new keynote, The Case Against Innovation, I did for the November 2020 Re[Learn] Festival. I sure hope I’ll get to refine …
On November 18, 2020, I engaged in a sweeping conversation with Steve Hargadon as part of the Emergency Home Learning Summit by Learning Revolution. This …
Let’s trick ‘em into learning!© 2006 Gary S Stager A friend called a few months back and asked me to tell him my most dangerous …
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.