Mindstorm on a hillside: learning to stay in play

I have just finished reading Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom by Marina Umaschi Bers, which has led me into re-reading Mindstorms by Seymour Papert. You can read the full text of Papert's Mindstorms here on MIT's website. I have been a little surprised by not hearing much... Continue Reading →


Learning: the unobservable universe

The concept of the observable universe is a concept in astrophysics encircling all of the matter that we can “see” in space from Earth. It’s not all there is to see, but it’s what has travelled to us in the time we’ve been looking and measuring. It’s bigger than the visible universe, because it includes... Continue Reading →

The mythmaker of academia

I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W. B. Yeats   I originally wrote some of this post some time ago, but I've come back to it because I read Jesse Stommel's beautiful post -   Why I Don't Grade.  Jesse's heartfelt expression of the "emotional... Continue Reading →

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