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Learning How to Think

A common misconception is that the purpose of school is to learn concepts. Learn lots of facts, figures, equations, dates…memorize famous people’s names, faces and accomplishments…master your times tables and grammatical structure. The real value of an education is in

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Learning Deeply, Not Shallowly

Something I’ve been thinking about is the implication of our information overload society. What will learning look like in the future? Will skills replace knowledge as the mark of an accomplished, interesting person? Will “prodigy”-like behavior become more common, since

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On Mathematics, Arts, and Mastery

This is an excerpt from a journal entry I wrote 1.5 years ago, that I think is important to keep in mind: A lot of attention in current literature about mathematics education reform has been drawn to the fact that

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