Just Another Manic Monday

Dear sweet India, You have more people than I ever thought possible and your overuse of honking, while potentially necessary for avoiding accidents, is overwhelming me. Sincerely, Claustrophobic American Introvert — That is how my love letter to India would read right now. Seriously, there are people everywhere. All the time. 7am? People! 1pm? People!…

In the Groove

This morning was much the same as the others. We all got ready and went down to the hotel cafe for breakfast. The longer we are here, the more I am appreciating the hotel we are staying at. It only provides the basics, but that seems to suit us perfectly fine. I would definitely recommend this…

An Open Letter to My Grad School Posse

I have to admit, I am about to gush. I know, I know, there I go catching all the feels. Please forgive me, I just have a lot I want to say to you. I have so much to thank you for.

Chilpancingo, Mexico

We are nearing the end of our exploration into the future of education and Dr. Mitra has challenged us with an impossible task; to create a “learning environment” (intentionally not saying “school”) for the children of Chilpancingo, Mexico in 2035. Why Chilpancingo? It was chosen arbitrarily by a student closing their eyes and pointing at…

EDU8213: Provocation 2

Well we’re back at it. Tackling the future of learning in a two hour class of chaos. Jumping off from Provocation 1, we recapped some of the concepts we believed a child should learn by the age of 12. You can recap that course here. In addition to what my classmates and I drafted last class I would also, without hesitation, add literacy and numeracy to that list.

#EDU8213: More Questions; A Couple Answers?

What knowledge and skills should a child have acquired by the age of 12 and how do we evidence it? If you read about our first class meeting, you are likely one of the many individuals wondering if we came up with any answers to our first big question. The second meeting of EDU8213 was spent…

The Future of Learning: #EDU8213 Provocation 1

Today I began Dr. Sugata Mitra’s course, EDU8213: The Future of Learning. Always game for experimenting with learning environments, Dr. Mitra has opened the course to the public so you can join in as well! Join @Sugatam open class Tues 27th & Thurs 29th 14.30-16.00 The Future of Learning https://t.co/vUcIRvSjBl #edu8213 pic.twitter.com/f1LmwQzr5e — SOLE Central…