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If we want to innovate, we need to foster innovating

this essay originally posted in in May 2007) “What kind of trouble is our civilization likely to encounter ahead? How can we cope, and how might we take advantage of opportunities that arise for civilization’s renewal?” – ‘The Upside of Down’, Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon (2006) “It is by logic that we prove, but by […]

RE – FSA Testing Kerfuffle

(this essay originally published on in May 2007) Well, it’s day one of the 2007 FSA testing period. I happen to be administering these tests on behalf of grade 4 and grade 7-level learners in SelfDesign (an un-graded program), for the second year in a row. For the second consecutive year I’m also following […]