‘Here-and-Now’ Emergent Learning as Important as any Future-Driven Curricula

Educational conversations are often dominated by opinions about what shape education should take based on future speculations. Social media, trade show flyers and school bulletin boards are filled with fiery prognostications about the future and how schooling should be canted to leverage this presaged event. While this forecasting may be compelling, we know, or we […]

Make mine a double: Neuroplasticity & Neurodiversity

We live in a remarkably exciting time, when leading scientific research has verified the existence of Neuroplasticity, identified as a natural potential for our neurological or mental lives to change over time, and lifelong.  This is a breakthrough because until recently it was believed that our neurology – our brains – were ‘hard-wired’ by the […]

9-1-1-Sherlock Holmes: Education needs your help!

“It is of the first importance not to allow your judgment to be biased by personal qualities.” – Sherlock Holmes, ‘The Sign of Four’ With a nod to Benedict Cumberbatch, couch potatoes (guilty as charged) are enjoying a renaissance of the world’s finest detective, the sleuth of sleuths who cracks criminal cases seemingly as tight […]

If We Want Imaginative & Creative Kids the Education System Must Prioritize This

According to developmental psychologists, the foundation of human imagination emerges in childhood and its lifelong trajectory reflects the nature of the support that nurtures it during this time. Bolster a young child’s budding imagination at home or in school with encouragement and she will sense this and accept more risks in whatever activities and challenges […]