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I am highly uncertain about certainty.

Ideologues bother me. I don’t trust them.

Ideologues in education are the worst. How can people be so sure of themselves that they claim to have all of the answers? 473 more words


The new way of doing things

One that so many people still resist. They fight the power of the opportunities the internet and globalization offer. Why? Because it’s just as new to them as automobiles and trains once were.

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How innovation is done?

Joi Ito is a Japanese-American activist, entrepreneur, VC, Director of the MIT Media Lab, and one of the smartest people on the planet. In this fascinating TED talk, he explains how innovation is done nowadays. 14 more words


Chinese Gardens: Education vs. Learning in Chinese Schools

Unlike my previous two trips to China in which I was part of large groups of Americans who managed to transplant as many of our customs and comforts as possible to our temporary home and treated our programs’ language pledge like it were bottom-shelf 白酒,interning at my Guangzhou-based smartphone-marketing company encouraged me to imbibe as much Chinese language and culture as my protein-deprived system could handle. 2,351 more words


I’m a three-time college dropout, so learning over education is very near and dear to my heart, but to me, education is what people do to you and learning is what you do to yourself.

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Be Now-ist, Not Futurist

A great TED video about how to function effectively in the internet age. Joi Ito also has some interesting things to say in this video about learning, education and what schools should be doing:


Waiting to Innovate

Have you ever heard of the marshmallow experiment?  I think that my oft-derided Millennial generation is getting a bad rap as being a group of kids who shove the marshmallow in their mouths before the instructions are over.   561 more words