A few years back, I chaperoned some of my at-risk students to a 1 day Quantum Learning session. The presenters shared some valuable insights with all the students that attended. One such insight went something like this…
“Imagine that you received $86,400 a day for the rest of the life. The only condition to having the money is that you had to use it all that day. If you didn’t use all the money, it would just disappear. What would you buy with that money?” Of course the students raised their hands and offered suggestions of cars, houses, clothes, electronics, [...]
Editor’s Note – This is a guest post. Please read below for some thoughts of my own.
Formal education (classroom) is the predominant form of learning in the world today, at least in the post-industrialized world. But the fact is that effective learning is not the monopoly of a top down institutional approach to education. In fact, the more we look into this, it is becoming increasingly evident that there may be other more effective ways of teaching and interaction that try to look at students as individuals rather than a cohort and encourage the development of their unique strengths.
In education, we think of years in two different ways; the school year and the Jan. – Dec. year. In the early months of the 2013, when we talk about “last year” in the office, meetings or in conferences, we might have to distinguish between one or the other. The conversation would go something like this, “Last year Johnny did really well in Math.” Someone will respond, “Last year or last ‘school year?’”
Regardless of which end of the year you find yourself talking about, there is a practice that everyone could benefit from – reflection. If you haven’t taken [...]