New Learning Cartography: Small Steps for a Big Journey with no Destination

New Learning Cartography: Small Steps for a Big Journey with no Destination

This article was published in IntrepidEd News on 13 Jan 2023. It was written in collaboration with Michelle Blanchet. Some years ago, the education world grabbed hold of this idea of 21st century skills.  Experts and leaders identified and agreed on four “essential skills” necessary to succeed in the uncertain world of tomorrow. This brainchild [...]

Meaning in times of crisis: New narratives 3

Meaning in times of crisis: New narratives 3

This article was published in Intrepid Ed News on 25 August 2022. Part 1 Part 2 Sometimes you just need a good ol’ crisis to shake things up, to get things moving. It’s like the story of the frog you put in tepid water and slowly turn up the heat. The frog won’t ever realize [...]

Schools Must be Grounded in Thriving Relationships: New Narratives I

Schools Must be Grounded in Thriving Relationships: New Narratives I

This article was published on Intrepid Ed News on 27 July 2022. Quantum physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote, “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” I think the same can be said about what we look for in our students; it’s all about the questions we ask. When [...]

Chapter 5: From I to We—The Source of Becoming

Chapter 5: From I to We—The Source of Becoming

This article was published on Intrepid Ed News on 14 July 2022. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the previous four chapters, I have tried to bring to light the tension between the emerging infinite world—where the Metaverse may [...]

Chapter 3: Decentralized Networks of Learning as Biomimicry

Chapter 3: Decentralized Networks of Learning as Biomimicry

This article was published on Intrepid Ed News on 12 May 2022. I ended the previous chapter with a teaser, one that I promised in this installment to explore: Can we really have learner-centered and competency-based education in our current education system? The thing is, this might be the wrong question to ask because it [...]

Writing a New Narrative for a New System

Writing a New Narrative for a New System

This article was published in Education Reimagined's Voyager on 4 May 2022. This article was the #1 read in 2022 in Voyager. No matter what happened during the pandemic, no matter how much we think the world may have changed, if we continue to hold the same values that make the old system thrive, nothing [...]

Chapter 2: Schools as Places of Becoming: The Incipient System

Chapter 2: Schools as Places of Becoming: The Incipient System

This article was published in Intrepid Ed News on 14 April 2022 This is the second installment of a longer series, a long conversation (Chapter 1 can be found here). It builds on the idea that there is no one future of education because we are all on our own journeys, and that includes schools. [...]