Metacognition In COVID19 Isolation

The mighty Peter McAsh shared a link to Yale's most popular course: The Science of Well Being, which is designed to address the psychological misconceptions we all labour under that have produced some of the worst depression in human history.  Laurie Santos, the professor running the course, describes the course…

Stranger in a Strange Land

We attended the POND family day a couple of weeks ago and the steady, plodding nature of drug based (forget gene therapy, it's miles away) research around ASD and the frustration expressed by some parents got me thinking about what I'd do if they suddenly could 'fix' ASD. Watching my son…

A Teacher Response to Nam Kiwanuka’s No more extensions: It’s time to cancel the school year

In response to: https://www.tvo.org/article/no-more-extensions-its-time-to-cancel-the-school-year Nam Kiwanuka's opinion piece on on TVO about why it's time to cancel the school year highlights many of the problems with technology integration in Ontario's education system.  As a computer engineering teacher in the system I've been continually frustrated by Ontario's lack of focus on developing…

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…