Similar ideas have been floating around the edublogosphere for a while, but this is a compelling talk. The immediate takeaway for me goes back to the coyote teaching method, or Dan Meyer‘s tagline of “be less helpful”–provide incentive, stimulate curiosity, give encouragement, and provide only the essential help, and only as necessary. Then let students [...]
Stumbled across this infographic about “flipped classrooms” today. Nice enough. I’m still not sure how I feel about the concept of the flipped classroom … or at least, its typical implementation. My major concern is the assumptions made about students’ time. If a student is taking seven courses, and all seven teachers decide to “flip,” [...]
Abigail Larson is a graduate of VCU and has been finding success with her artwork since around 2009. I recently stumbled across her work on Tumblr, and she quickly became one of my favorite artists. This is her artwork celebrating All Hallow’s Read, the “new tradition” Neil Gaiman started in 2010 of giving someone a [...]
Alfie Kohn: We’ve forgotten that assessment doesn’t require measurement, and, moreover, that the most valuable forms of assessment are often qualitative A good teacher knows, within a few months of working closely with students, where their strengths are and where they need to improve. And this can be known without any “quantitative measurements.” But the [...]
Show me something I won’t see walking down the street, or through a forest, or swimming in the sea, but…leave me with the suspicion I could be very mistaken about what I might encounter. Instill in me that sense of a cosmos hopelessly beyond my ability to comprehend.Caitlín R. Kiernan
From a brief but interesting interview on Weird Fiction Review with author Caitlín R. Kiernan. She has other interesting things to say about the importance of mystery in weird fiction, about the real significance of Lovecraft, about the evolution of her own work, and about the works of others she was influenced by and recommends.
Weird Tales Magazine was recently acquired by Nth Dimension media, and the first issue from the new company was released at the end of February. I like the new cover design, and the art is intriguing. No news yet on how the transition will affect submission guidelines, and submissions are still closed.
“The Halloween Kid” is described as a “short, spooky Halloween fairy tale.” It premieres at the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden, in March. From what I’ve seen of the promotional shots, and now the teaser trailer, I love the look of this project and will be looking forward to seeing [...]
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- The Killer EdApp February 24, 2007
- Coyote Teaching February 14, 2007
- Students Have Bodies February 8, 2007
- The World (of English) According to Me June 17, 2008
- Make the Analogy Better February 27, 2007
- Sugata Mitra Wants to Build a School in the Cloud February 28, 2013
- Flipped Classrooms and Full Plates January 14, 2013
- Abigail Larson’s All Hallow’s Read Artwork October 31, 2012
- Free Audiobook from Neil Gaiman and Audible October 29, 2012
- Assessment =/= Measurement September 19, 2012
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