Youth + Internet = Learning about Tree Octopi

Will Our Youth Believe Anything They Read On The Internet? Just Ask The Tree Octopus By Brett Michael Dykes February 2, 2011 Every few months, almost like clockwork, an alarming report comes along purporting to show that the Internet is turning everyone's brains -- particularly the brains of this generation's children -- into mush. It's … Continue reading Youth + Internet = Learning about Tree Octopi

When Will the Education System Catch Up with the Times?

“We shouldn’t be putting them asleep. We should be waking them up to what they have inside of themselves.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson Here is yet another very interesting view on today’s education system courtesy of TED (Technology, Education, and Design). Sir Ken Robinson discusses our current state of education and where it needs to … Continue reading When Will the Education System Catch Up with the Times?

Anomalies or the Norm in our Education System?

Every now and then I run across stories on the Web that, I hope, are not true representations of the state of the U.S. education system. I instead hope that these are just anomalies, examples of those "students" who just weren't paying attention in school and who are far from the norm. If for no other … Continue reading Anomalies or the Norm in our Education System?

Waiting for “Superman”

I just viewed the movie/documentary Waiting for Superman. It really did not tell me anything new that I didn't already know, or at least suspect. More than anything it increased my disgust with the bureaucracy (administration and unions) of our education system. That being said, this film omits what I think is another very significant part of the … Continue reading Waiting for “Superman”