Sunday, 30 September 2012


I saw this interesting image about on facebook:
And I thought this is very applicable, more-so today than ever before..

Monday, 27 August 2012

Evaluation Systems

I was on facebook the other day and a friend of mine posted a picture. The picture had quite a few 'lol' comments to it and I must admit it was funny, but also troubling when we stop to think about it..

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Peer Assessments - Better than teacher assessments?

I love to watch TED Talks, and this one was quite a good one.

Daphne Koller speaks about Coursera, an online resource for taking actual credited courses.
She talks about the many advantages of this type of learning, particularly the fact that its free but one thing she touched on that I picked out was the Peer Assessment...

Thursday, 26 July 2012

How to help youth?

There was recently an article in The Huffinton post on "How to Help Black Youth".

The article speaks to black youth specifically, but I think the idea is a universal one that applies to all educator-learner relationships.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Life Lessons from Unblock Me

I think many of us who have smartphones have tried out the addictive touch screen game 'Unblock Me'. In this 2D game, there is one red block surrounded by a number of brown blocks in a box. The purposed of the game is to move the blocks around in order the free the red block from the box through a small opening in the side.
I have had some fun fiddling around with this game and at times have gotten a bit frustrated, but I realized that this simple game has some lessons we can apply to life....


I recently watched this TED talk by Susan Cain on Introverts.

She says it very well in this talk. We should celebrate introverts. The world we live in is catered towards extroverts, and intoverts are seen as almost inferior to extroverts...