When I first embarked on reinventing myself, I didn’t have many stories, insights, and lessons from the journey to reinvention. I often felt alone or like the crazy one that lost his way. However, that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Reinvention is challenging enough on its own, we don’t need to feel alone or like we have lost our way. This blog will help you learn from my experiences and those I have had the opportunity to learn from. This is the blog I wish I would have been able to follow and read when I first embarked on the journey to reinvention.
What if the problem has nothing to do with the teaching and learning of math? What if the problem is unrelated to math?
Imagine a classroom where IBM’s Watson or another artificial intelligence system served as a co-teacher, capturing data, conducting classroom management tasks, and intelligently making suggestions to the teacher.
What if artificial intelligence partnered with entrepreneurs, to validate ideas, hypotheses, and assumptions by conducting a study of all of the information in the world on those topics? That is, crawl the Internet for every related attempt, study, write-up, article, interview, company, etc. and draw insights and conclusions to a high level of statistical significance.
Complicated problems often have multiple variables that behave in many different ways and at times, unpredictably. When we look for a silver bullet, we run the risk of investing significant sums of money in an unrealistic solution that will never deliver the expected returns. In this post I discuss a case in education where over $1 billion was spent on an silver bullet that did not work.
While the allure of a silver bullet is difficult to resist, silver bullets stand to do more damage than we think. In this post, I discuss the problem with the silver bullet and other associated problems that are caused by the mere talk of the silver bullet.
A tool is only useful if you have the understanding and underlying know-how to use it adequately. Furthermore, you have to have a purpose first, then a strategy/model/plan to achieve your goal, and finally can you then begin to consider the appropriate tools to employ. Then and only then do tools take on a clear meaning, become easier to learn, and stand the chance of delivering results.
Small decisions, minor changes, little tweaks. These may just be powerful enough to change our lives. If you want to change your life, you have to consider doing one thing differently today. You may be one decision away from breakthrough and success. Do not miss this opportunity.
What if school opened at 5am and closed at midnight? What if student participated in activities other than class? What if local entrepreneurs also used the space at night as a collaborative working space? What if they became mentors to high school students? What if they became collaborators? What if they became partners? What if working together they started new businesses? And what if along the way, all of this inspired and motivated students to master all of the state-mandated content because in comparison it just seemed so easy? In this post, I discuss all of this and pose other questions.
In this post I discuss some of the fundamental issues with edtech as it stands today. Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District received a lot of publicity for a failing iPad program. While I don’t believe the case is hopeless, there are some fundamental issues that must be addressed for the initiative to improve. Other schools can certainly avoid these mistakes.
Kids are awesome, even when they don’t seem to be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. What we do and say to them are the only things that can ruin that perfection. Alternatively, what we do and say to them can also make them even better.
In this blog post, I explore how goals might actually distract you from success and where you should place your focus instead. I apply this to relationships, careers, education, and sports.
Building a high performance team starts with building the foundation for a high performance organization. This blog post discusses the three steps necessary to building this critical foundation so that you can unleash the potential of your team.