Thinking about Metrics

Our lust for analytics sometimes divorces us from our humanity. We have “superpowers” that are  mysterious and challenging to quantify, and, that are at the heart of who we are as human beings. Only with mutual respect for both the metrics and the mysteries will we thrive as a species. This is all top ofContinue reading “Thinking about Metrics”

National Lab Day: Creating a National Learning Community

When Jack Hidary told me about National Lab Day, I got chills. The tag line for National Lab Day is: A National Barn-Raising for Hands-On Learning. Using the internet and social computing technologies, with the support of the White House and the business and scientific communities, National Lab Day reaches out to the education community, providing a toolContinue reading “National Lab Day: Creating a National Learning Community”

Finding Ourselves Through Play

The book that had the most impact on my thinking in 2009, was:  Play:  How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan. It inspired me to chat with Nobel Laureates, last June, at a gathering in Sweden, about their play patterns as children.   WhenContinue reading “Finding Ourselves Through Play”