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You Can Geolocate Which Indigenous Peoples’ Land You Are Standing On Right Now.

One cannot change the past, but one can become more conscious of it. Eight years ago, I was invited to…

Harry Potter Teaches Us How Meaning is Socially Constructed

It’s a great clip to use for exploring how meaning is socially constructed. From Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

Data Science Confirms that We Are All Watching VERY Different News Channels

It’s one thing to know that you tend toward one news outlet or another. It’s another thing to see the…

To Think Differently, Try Speaking Differently

Pictures might be worth a thousand words, but words are worth a hundred billion neurons. In this excellent talk, cognitive…

Behold, the Power and Beauty of Buttons!

We click on buttons all the time in the digital realm. But, the buttons we click on mask a dizzyingly…

What If the Crisis in Public Education Is Not What You Think?

Over the past month, teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina led mass protests, accusing state…

All of Math in One Map? See For Yourself.

I love this visualization of how different fields in mathematics inter-relate. For both teachers and learners, representing a discipline this…

Coates: Some Words Don’t Belong to Everyone

Asked at a book talk by a white college student if she and her friends have the right to use…

Before You “Agree” with Terms of Service, Check Out this Art Installation

Whenever we–or our students–click on an “I Agree” button in response to a company’s Terms of Service (ToS), we are…

So, THAT is Where Letters Come From!

Etymology is one thing, but to look at the historical roots of letters themselves is just pure alphabetic joy.

Malcolm Gladwell on His Creative Process

It is a unique talent to translate complex phenomena to others in a way that is insightful, engaging, and avoids…

Is That a John Dewey T-Shirt? Philosophy Meets Fashion!

Today’s reason to smile. Making educational philosophical thought cool again. Get it in your size (or mine!) here. And for…

Long Live Print Books

You might think of me as a lover of all things technological or digital. In fact, I read most books…

Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…

Walt Whitman on Language “Arising Out of the Work”

Timely insights on the relationship between language, the populous, and our institutions. Language, be it remember’d, is not an abstract…

Listen to Dewey’s Democracy and Education–for Free

It’s an iconic work in the philosophy of education, but have you read it?  No? That’s OK, now you can…
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