I was an archetypical progressive educator, respecting the autonomy of students and empowering them to follow their passions
White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.
As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.
The anxiety of the poet in the information age is to have one's work reduced to that cheapest of technological commodities -- "user-generated content."
The science is clear; Children begin learning from birth, developing their vision, hearing, language, and cognitive functions very fast in the early years of life and especially in the first year (as seen below).
It is tragic that profound global events of this magnitude don't result in meaningful and permanent change anymore. This is the new reality; suddenly everything is important and nothing ever gets resolved. What factors have caused society to become so ineffective in the face of rapid social change?
When the duration of an article a postponement, the final flourish of scrolling to the bottom of a screen is a certainty that we remain in the know, even though the details might be hazy. Information it might be but are we learning anything? Or is knowing close enough to knowledge?
I want to be clear: I'm not 100 years old. But when the twelve year old girl sitting next to me at the Broadcom Masters awards started talking about what to do with Raspberry Pi, the first answer that came to my mind was: "eat it?" No.
Her description of modern America is actually a rerun of an old movie from the Industrial Age that is often shown in black
You don't have to change your boss, your job, or your personality -- only your approach.