December 3, 2019

What are the pitfalls and strengths of online learning? When we venture into the online world of information, it is first and foremost a world of information. While there is obviously lots to learn, how to learn, how to stay focussed, how to be inspired and engaged doe...

May 24, 2018

Education as a rite of passage There is an old saying: "If the men in a society are not initiated into it - they will destroy it." I believe that we live in those times. I think of education as two things - an opportunity to learn information as well as the recognition...

March 26, 2018

A good sign that a class, course or workshop went well is when I – the facilitator – learn something from it. Last week our first Facilitating Individualized Education Workshop had a few of those learning moments. The workshop reminded me about what motivates learning....

February 26, 2018

For a while I worked with a teacher who had mastered the art of getting students involved. She often talked about the obvious fact that if you do something badly, awkwardly, with incompetence, etc. students will just say - let me do that. Does it really matter if we sh...