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How do you describe something no one has ever described before?

How do you describe something no one has ever described before?

August 07, 2018 1 min read

I was a teenager the first time anyone described a Sony Walkman to me: they called it “a stereo t...
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What if you threw a party to help poor farmers with engaging, accessible education – and everyone who came wanted to get rich instead?

What if you threw a party to help poor farmers with engaging, accessible education – and everyone who came wanted to get rich instead?

July 31, 2018 2 min read

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know I’ve been thinking about this product for thirty ...
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What took the boob out of tube could take the uncool out of school

What took the boob out of tube could take the uncool out of school

July 21, 2018 3 min read

There are exceptions to how bad television was in through the early 2000s, but for the most part,...
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Education should not be a guild … but it is

Education should not be a guild … but it is

July 07, 2018 2 min read

There is clearly good education and bad education—and I think we should do everything we can to r...
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Apple Pie, Fireworks, and Cheating in School

Apple Pie, Fireworks, and Cheating in School

July 04, 2018 3 min read

“Every student cheats,” a wise mentor once told me, “so build ‘cheating’ into how you teach.” I’v...
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The Education Curve ... and the Itinerant Professor

The Education Curve ... and the Itinerant Professor

June 28, 2018 5 min read

For thirty years I have moved as a professor from school to school trying to find one that was re...
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The education "game": why hasn’t it happened already?

The education "game": why hasn’t it happened already?

June 26, 2018 2 min read

Why hasn’t anyone figured out a way to teach a whole course with a game?  It would seem the most ...
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This is what I'm supposed to do for the rest of my life?

This is what I'm supposed to do for the rest of my life?

June 23, 2018 2 min read

As part of my PhD program in Organizational Behavior, I was enrolled in the first year of Harvard...
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