Category Archives: learning with technology

We’re all adult learners now!

I’ve worked in business and industry for over 20 years writing technical documentation and training materials. All of this has made me reflect on how truly different learning is in the workplace as compared to how learning occurs in schools. Because … Continue reading

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How we Learn in Three Ways

Did you know that the brain has three distinct memory types — Semantic, Episodic, and Procedural memories? It’s an important point because the way we teach and learn has always been focused primarily on catering to one memory type — Semantic memory or memory … Continue reading

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A Grand Bargain for Education!

Education reform is always on my mind — mostly because it is such an important issue. It may be the most important issue our country faces right now. How can we educate a person for life, a very long life, a life that will … Continue reading

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The Educational Making of an Innovator

I wrote last time about the techniques of the One-Room school house — different ages learning in one room (at their own pace), one teacher with each student for his/her entire school career, and regular school stopping after 8th grade. With those ideas … Continue reading

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Bring Back the One-Room School House!

Long below there was a Department of Education, there was the one-room school house. According to the book: Why School – Reclaiming Education for All of Us, by Mike Rose: The one-room school typically included first through eighth grade; ages … Continue reading

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Needed: More Learning in Context

We often compare academic classroom learning against trade-style or on-the-job training. Most people consider classroom learning as more rigorous, more in-depth, and “higher”. Why do you think this is? Is it based on fact? Somehow, we perceive that “training” is just easier than “education.” … Continue reading

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Why is Education Front-Loaded?

How can we educationally prepare for a life and career that will be radically different than what we know now? If you prepare for something, doesn’t it follow that you have to know what you are preparing for so you can design your path … Continue reading

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