Let’s Formalize Informal Learning

As I reflect on the potential impact of web 3.0 I keep coming back to the idea of “decentralization.” Now, this term means something different to different people within the web 3.0 community, but here is my shot at a definition.Decentralization is the empowerment of individuals to show their excellence.Right now, decentralized finance is gaining traction in everyday life. The…

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Learners Are Humans!

In my perfect world, schools are based on the diagram above. The learner is at the center of every decision made in the school. This implies there is no room for decisions centered on “adult convenience”. The school is systemically built to provide the optimal learning experience for every learner. Period.As I look around at what is occurring in society,…

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What Does Learning Mean?

Recently, I have sat through a few meetings of educators where the topic involved “the learning gap” caused by the pandemic. I put “learning gap” in quotations because I am not sure what is meant by the term, and I am equally suspicious that there even is a learning gap.  Let me explain. Any “gap” insinuates there is an agreed-upon…

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6 Disruptive Trends That Will Rule Schools As A Result Of The Pandemic

As we emerge bleary eyed from the pandemic, let’s take some time to reflect on what will change in schooling because of the pandemic. 1. Schools will innovate beyond their traditional “walls”. The pandemic taught us two things about school. Virtual learning works for some learners. Virtual learning does not work for some learners. The fact that virtual learning is viewed…

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How To Maintain A Learner-Centered Movement

This week I met over 100 educators in different events. I talked to everyone from a superintendent looking at his last few months on the job, to new teachers who are ready to change the world. It reflects the people I decide to hang out with, but all of them can be classified as “learner-centered.” They care deeply about kids,…

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