Rethinking Education Pt.15: Who ‘s Got the Game?

Look at There are so many people who write about education day after day. Diversity of visions, diversity of purposes, diversity of lives behind this information flow, diversity of stories told. And now I am sitting at my desk blocked up with write-only pieces of paper, phone numbers without names, pens, wires, books on [...]

American Teachers Talk

This video is 2 years old. But if you go today to an average school you will quite probably hear the same story. The schools that are different are very rare. The people who are to implement innovative educational ideas are very rare. And very often it is the question of money. What for should [...]

Slumdog Bullshit

If you love “Slumdog Millionaire” movie read the following post slowly and carefully. “What I feel for this movie isn’t just admiration, it’s mad love.”                      Peter Travers. Rolling Stone magazine. “This film picked every emotion out of me…. It truly is a fantastic film!”                      Tara, Manchester, UK, in comments to Times article “I was absolutely [...]

Hacking Education Follow-Up

Hacking Education event took place in NYC yesterday and got together leading thinkers (list of attendees) to have a conversation about the future of education. The discussion around this event was in the limelight on Twitter, tagged #hackedu. Brief summary of event was written by @fredwilson who made this event happen. Related posts included “How [...]

Rethinking Education Pt.14: Laptops And Digital Teachers

It is not about technology at all, don’t be surprised. Let me share with you a dirty little secret about laptops: laptop is a personal space. And to my mind it is even more important than all communicational and other capacities altogether. What we do at schools is we deprive kids of their personal spaces. [...]