Public Education – free, standardized and available to everyone was a revolutionary idea in the 19th century. Conceived during the economic time of the industrial revolution, and the intellectual time of enlightenment, it was a system that took on many assumptions that that are still present in our current school system. Assumptions that some people are “academic”, and others are not. Continue reading
Let’s face it – not everything that students need to learn in school is easy for them. But wait. If this is knowledge and skills what we want our students to learn, remember, and use in the future (the reason for universal K-12 education right?) then shouldn’t we be teaching them in a way that is intuitive, useful, and easy to remember and use. Continue reading
Since 2006, Google translate has become an increasingly sophisticated tool for changing text from one language to another. It has been a lifesaver while living abroad, and was my crutch when I had required language courses during university.
If you use Google Chrome to do your browsing, you may notice a small microphone at the bottom of your text box when you visit Google translate. Continue reading
It’s International Adult Learners’ Week in Canada from April 2nd to 9th, and we have dedicated this week to posting about ways to create a lifelong learning plan.
So far Tip #1 was to create a To-Learn list. Continue reading
How many times have you asked a co-worker, a friend, or a family member “How are you?” and not really listened to the answer. And how many times have you answered that question knowing that the answer won’t really matter because they aren’t really listening.
I have even greeted people with “hey, how are ya?”. And the answer is “good” 95% of the time Continue reading
With next week being International Adult Learners’ Week its about time we step up and find out ways we can get involved in education, and create and maintain a life-long learning plan.
Tip #1 was to create a “To-Learn” list. Continue reading
In the USA 43% of adult males, and 49% of adult females are involved in some sort of life-long learning.
In anticipation of next weeks “International Adult Learners’ Week” in Canada, I am going to write a series of tips Continue reading
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work in a Chinese company with a Chinese boss. I have talked to some local friends about their experiences, their opinions and their desires for change – If you can say that change equals more. Yes, the young generation of China, born in the 1980s, is looking for more from their employers. Continue reading
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Those who have ever attempted to create a Problem Based Learning (PBL) lesson know how difficult it is to come up with a complex, multi-staged problem that directs the students toward learning the subject matter (objective), without explicitly stating it.
Without directions, most students get lost. Continue reading