Category Archives: education thoughts

Kony 2012 – Capitalize Critically

If you haven’t yet watched the Kony 2012 video by now, or at the very least, seen that name splashed all over your Twitter and Facebook you probably haven’t been on the internet in the past three days. In the … Continue reading

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Inevitable Conclusion?

My school in downtown Bangkok is closed for two days leading up to a holiday because of worries about flood waters finally reaching Bangkok. The word “flood” hangs heavy on everybody’s lips as we discuss the issue with a mixture … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk

As I mentioned in my last post, Walking the Talk is our school theme for the next two years. While it does have a certain cheesiness about it, I actually quite like it as a guiding principle. Too often as … Continue reading

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Inbox: 0

Today I ran the session about organization and communication using Microsoft Outlook for the year 7 tech conference at school. During the session I showed the students two screen shots, one of an inbox cluttered with mail messages and another … Continue reading

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What are we ‘giving’ the students?

Today, on a mini-van back from a beautiful trip up to the Children of the Forest with my school’s year 9 students, I overheard two of the girls talking about grades and report cards. They were comparing which classes were … Continue reading

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Confession Letter about Report Cards

Dear Parents, I wish I could give you a recording of what’s going on inside my head when I sit down to give your child a “mark” for his report card. It’s a narrative explosion that goes a bit something … Continue reading

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We are small. We should be skeptical.

There are a couple names that often surf my brain waves when I consider the big stuff: Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, David Suzuki. A few things that they have in common: they are male, they are scientists, and they articulate … Continue reading

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