Friday, November 24, 2017

America’s Gods of education

One of the most important business of God to be done on earth is to reduce the illiteracy rate. I have written many posts on how the number of kids leaving school each year as illiterates may be reduced and know that many people read my posts but I hardly get any ‘likes’ let alone comments in LinkedIn. Most of the likes are from connections in LinkedIn who are not teachers. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Today’s reality: More degrees less common sense

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. Confucius

“Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things that are shared by ("common to") nearly all people and can reasonably be expected of nearly all people without need for debate.”

The above is the internet definition of common sense. But is 'Common sense' common?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Why we cling to our views so adamantly

'We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them', Albert Einstein.

I have said that if I were to draw a graph of my students learning to read, the graph would be horizontal to the X axis for about a month before it suddenly and sharply moves upwards. You may read it here.

Saturday, November 4, 2017