john dewey

Arts + Letters

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…

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…
Arts + Letters

In Praise of Dewey

This essay falls into the category of Things I’d Wished I’d Written.  It’s a timely piece on education philosopher John…

Matisse’s Sketch of John Dewey

Dewey’s wife called this 1931 illustration of the great education philosopher a “cartoon.” Via NYPL Digital Commons.
History + Politics

Not a Lightbulb: Uncovering Thomas Edison’s Greatest Lesson on Education

If he could invent the lightbulb, surely he could reinvent education. In 1911, Thomas Edison set his sights on schools.…
History + Politics

Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed”

ARTICLE ONE. WHAT EDUCATION IS I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social…