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/ January 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Right brain learning

Right brain learning

Fascinating talk about how we learn. Worth 20 minutes if you have the time. Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding […]

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/ November 28, 2017 / Comments Off on 6 Problems with our School System

6 Problems with our School System

Aileen posted this video on Facebook today and I thought it was worth sharing, along with some of my thoughts. The 6 Problems Industrial Age Values Lack Of Autonomy Inauthentic Learning No Room For Passion How We Learn Lecturing Since I went to a public school from K-10th grade myself, and now work in a […]

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/ October 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Screen Time For Kids

Screen Time For Kids

There is an intense debate going on about how much screen time children should be exposed to since the mass adoption of mobile devices like iPads and other tablets. There are people on both ends of the spectrum and others are somewhere in between. I know parents who won’t let their children watch TV or […]

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Tools in toolshed
/ July 27, 2017 / Comments Off on Making Things out of Wood

Making Things out of Wood

A few nights ago, I had a great conversation while catching up with an old friend. We started out talking about normal things like how our kids were doing and how things were going at our respective jobs but eventually turned to deeper things. Something I shared was how I was starting a new hobby […]

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Venice, Italy
/ July 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Last week I downloaded Duolingo and started learning Spanish. I took two years of Spanish in middle, which was the mandatory number of years one needed to take a language, and chose Spanish because the consensus was it was the easiest. I did not do well (I think I got mostly C’s and maybe even […]

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