Tags » Education / Teaching

Education and Entertainment

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”—Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach (1888)

Marshall McLuhan once quipped: “Anyone who tries to draw a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about either.” I’ve had this quotation displayed prominently on my office wall ever since I started teaching at John Abbott College. 1,148 more words

Activists & Activism

3 places to be #Talent Beyond Limits - #happiness

Back in Tamale (Northern-Ghana), I spoil myself with the one and only Baobab Fruit Drink, produced by Jabco Focus Company, Bolgatanga (more up North in Northern-Ghana). 428 more words

Learning Education Leadership Ghana Talent

What Lasts in Teaching?

A reflection from a young contract teacher

by Phil Lagogiannis, Dawson College

This essay originally appeared in issue 524 of the Owl Hoots, the Dawson Teachers’ Union newsletter, in October 2014. 1,367 more words

Education & Teaching

How 1 local TBL-role model impacts the lives of 100 children in Ghana

How 1 local ‘Talent Beyond Limits’- role model impacts the lives of 100 children in Ghana. 
During my 1-on-1 sessions in Bolgatanga, one person did not come to get life & career guidance from me. 1,062 more words

Learning Education Leadership Ghana Talent

The Four Semester Solution

“The most effective way to learn is by devoting oneself to a single subject for months at a time. Its opposite is school.”—Aaron Haspel, Everything: A Book of Aphorisms… 328 more words

Academics & Academia

On mindsets and straw-men

“Mindset” is solid. The straw-man-arguments against it, are, well, flimsy.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been bothered by the backlash against the “growth Mindset” perspective in education. 557 more words


I see some sense in the [no-]nonsense

Hello and Happy New Year!

I haven’t much time for my usual long-winded expositions lately, sorry! But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had some things on my mind. 378 more words

Education & Teaching