I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

When six-year-old Alec had his first eye exam at school, he was informed that he need­ed glass­es. Why had he not men­tioned this to any­one?  Did he not know that he couldn’t see well?   His par­ents imme­di­ate­ly took him to the oph­thal­mol­o­gist...
Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

An inter­est­ing thing hap­pened to Muk­ta Arya on her way to becom­ing a bio tech­nol­o­gy pro­fes­sion­al: She changed paths, got an MBA, and began a career in cor­po­rate human resources. The impe­tus? Her desire to help people. “I felt very drawn to it,” she said....
Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

John Dewey would say we are struck. Paulo Freire might add that we’re shocked. And William James would call it pure experience. That’s 2020 through the eyes of edu­ca­tion­al the­o­rists and psy­chol­o­gists. Regard­less of the labels applied to our cur­rent...
Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

There’s a Big Bang The­o­ry episode in which Shel­don goes to Pen­ny to learn act­ing tech­niques to improve his teach­ing and con­nec­tion to his stu­dents. Pen­ny sug­gests that Shel­don “move around in the space! Do what­ev­er feels nat­ur­al,” as a warm-up...