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Child, Parent or Zen Master?

This one went into my edu-blog too, but it's as much about motorbiking as it is about learning... An editorial piece I read in Bike Magazine a while back has stayed with me.  In it the author (a veteran motorcycle trainer) was describing how a rider's emotional response to high stress situations limits…

Winter Themes

Winter themed photography using the Canon Rebel T6i on the Aboyne Trail in Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada in a not very cold December, 2019: from Blogger http://bit.ly/2C3qEkM via IFTTT

Leatherup.ca order up!

I made that order for Leatherup.ca even though I couldn't get a clear answer out of them about sizing on the jacket.  I was told by their 'live' support that the jacket measurements were the outside of the jacket - which I've never heard of before.  Why would I want…

Tao of Teaching

Chapter 17 of the Tao Te Ching The best education is the one no one notices, the people are free to go about the business of realizing their potential.   The next best is the education that is loved, though this distracts people from realizing their potential in favour of…

Binary Thinking

More notes from Phoenix, along with some editorializing: Education is an analogue, non-linear, complex, biological process because we are non-linear, complex, biological organisms.  Data and the technology that produces it are none of those things.  Data might point to a vanishingly small piece of this complex puzzle, but it will…

Following Rivers

I just took a quick ride today along the Grand River.  In Ontario, where all the roads are painfully straight, you have to think geographically to find a road with some kinks in it.  Following the river offered something other than driving the Ontario grid.Riding the banks of The Grand…

Moving the Needle

Originally published on Dusty World in May of 2014 . There were a number of incisive and critical reviews of both the U.S. education system and the role education technology plays in it at this year's ASU/GSV Summit in Phoenix.  Constance Steinkuehler mentioned data exhaust, which I've already mulled over.…