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Environments Matter

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. I shared last year’s report, so I thought I’d do likewise with this one. Note: I’m writing a post now that is a follow-up to the Multiple … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Intelligence

In which the author argues that the evolutionary need for, or “purpose” of, intelligence is to create. Many species of animals have evolved a powerful method of teaching their young. It is called instinct. The very genetic material of the … Continue reading

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2010 in review: Blog Stats

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. … Continue reading

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The Math of Moving

We learn so much about the world by playing in it, but our industrial education system has all but eliminated play from school. Let’s stop disabling our children with electronic gadgets and get them out into the world to learn about math and science the old-fashioned way: through play! Continue reading

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Don’t Reform, Transform

Teaching and learning should be playful, social, creative, active, and exciting. Students and teachers ought to be champing at the bit to return to “school” the next day, filled with the possibilities of what may evolve from their latest explorations. “Going to school” ought to be the most fun job in the world. Why can’t it be? Continue reading

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Mind Good, Body Bad

[manuscript excerpt] Back in the Renaissance, some pretty smart people did some pretty deep thinking, and mostly we have a lot to thank them for. Of course, they based their theories on Greek philosophy, which didn’t always lead them in … Continue reading

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