Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a real thing and if teachers in your school, district or state are not already explicitly teaching SEL skills, it is likely that they soon will be.
Adolescence on Finstagram, Narcissism and Jung’s Shadow
Not all adolescent play takes the form of steps up Maslow’s pyramid.
Summer Camp, Maslow’s Peak Experience, and Russian Election Hacking
For all of us, talking is thinking and thinking helps us to integrate our experience with our psychological selves. Those summer experiences need to be debriefed! And I am afraid that, “What did you learn?” is insufficient.
Canada Versus U.S.A. Screen Time Recommendations for Children
If you are looking for concrete advice on how much and what kind of screen time is appropriate for your children under age 5, and if you are willing to read an extra one hundred eight words, the Canadian guidance is likely to be more useful for you.
Screen Time and Aging Parent Lessons from China
China has a solution for this. In 2013, the Chinese government passed a law mandating that children visit their parents “often.” Done. Problem solved.
Deep Learning, Deeper Learning, and The Deepest Learning
Spoiler: self-driving cars may be a red herring, but we might want to reconsider the emphasis we are placing on teaching kids to code – the machines may just be able to do the coding for themselves pretty soon.
Solving the Public School Numbers Problem
What would would happen if we put the kids in charge?
The Happiness Achievement Paradox
Do our actions communicate more clearly than our words when it comes to expressing our wishes for our children?
Radical Education Reform Seems Sensible
Recently, a diverse group of educationists from both the education and business worlds endeavored to envision what a 21st Century education should look like to prepare young people for the world of work and opportunity that exists right now.
How to Rock a Group Discussion
Deep collaboration and group work can generate products and ideas that are at the height of our capabilities as a species, but highly functioning groups are rare.
Which Comes First, Innovation or Tech?
Teachers report more problem solving and critical thinking in technology enabled classrooms. Which comes first, though?
Learning from Family Dinner
It makes kids smarter and healthier.
Beautiful Learning Spaces
…not just for the aesthetically attuned.
Educators and Learners on Privacy
Get them off campus and they speak freely.
Student Data Privacy is a Big Deal
Headed to DC for an edtech privacy forum.
Screen Time Rules in My House
Not all screen time is the same.
School Profile – The Met Sacramento
There are many paths to adulthood.
What Really Moves the Needle for Underprivileged Students.
As you might have guessed, the Hapara Team members are education data nerds. Recently, +Dan Leighton, TD Admin from Cottenham College in Cambridge, England, shared with us this meta analysis of meta analyses. That’s right, a meta-meta analysis. Makes me shiver just to write that. Snapshot from EEF Meta-Meta Analysis. The image here is a […]
16 Things to Consider When Going Google One to One
1. Ask Why? There are millions of connected educators around the world who would be delighted to answer that question for you. You must answer it for your own education context. Best not to try doing so alone. Which leads to… 2. Engage a Diverse Array of Stakeholders from the Beginning. Moving teachers and students to […]
Diligent Use of Cycles of Inquiry Makes Huge Impact
Some of you are aware that in August of 2012 I began working with the Hapara team as lead educator. Since that time, all of my creative efforts have gone into that work. Only recently have I begun to blog again; still mostly within the context of my work at Hapara. I plan to re-post here […]