NLP Post 3: Juggling, Or At Least Acting the Fool

Now I understand why  medieval Fools juggled. The Fool archetype  is the messenger of the powerless, who can get away with telling the King unpleasant truths. By juggling, the Fool provides a mesmerizing distraction, and also belies his foolish outer appearance, mannerisms, and actions. Because juggling is hard! I know this, because I have been … More NLP Post 3: Juggling, Or At Least Acting the Fool

My Information Diet, and Cutting Ideology for Evidence.

When I taught in a  Core Knowledge curriculum school, I encountered the writings of Alfie Kohn. I wanted to understand why Cohen was so opposed to the theories of E.D. Hirsch, Jr., the founder of Core Knowledge. I read everything Cohen had written, and tried to reconcile Hirsch’s “Cultural Literacy” model with Cohen’s constructivist approach. Eli Pariser might call … More My Information Diet, and Cutting Ideology for Evidence.

How to be a #QuizMaster!

On Wednesday we held our Maker Faire in conjunction with MSU Libraries. A great time was had by all! Laurie Fernandez and I had created an activity we called “Are You Smarter Than Our Quiz Machine?”. It consisted of Four quiz boards, like these: We needed more than one board, not just for access for more … More How to be a #QuizMaster!

NLP Post 1

We have been learning about networked learning; articulating our own personal learning networks and revising our lesson plans to incorporate networked learning. My personal use of networked learning has continued to expand since the public introduction of the internet. I like learning.  I like learning random things over the internet. I can happily surf from … More NLP Post 1