Cultivating Genius & the Zen Teacher

A recent issue of WIRED has an article on student directed learning called: The Next Steve Jobs, which asks some hard questions about teaching and learning during an information revolution. The idea of regimented learning in rows in classrooms is so obviously indicative of 19th Century factory thinking that it begs for change, but…

Learning Curves

Following up on the 'just tell me the answer' post last week, I've been trying to find ways to articulate what I'm attempting to do with students so that they don't become frustrated.  It's said that familiarity breeds contempt, but what I'm hoping is that familiarity breeds confidence and a…

Do As I Say

Reading Shopclass as Soulcraft a second time has me thinking about the similarities between Crawford's and my work histories.  I walked out of high school before I finished.  I wasn't failing anything, I was just sick of the officious and arbitrary nature of the place.  I wanted to learn how…