At many universities, including mine, faculty are encouraged to take professional development workshops on teaching. I have been taking many of these courses, and I have given a few. We need to innovate them. The… Read More »Innovate professional development workshops
Many years ago, I started my teaching career. There was a large introductory lecture for more than 350 students. The established professors were not too keen on teaching and focused on their specialized interests. I… Read More »When teaching, structure beats content every time.
Yesterday, my fellow shipmate Ramses Oudt wrote a sharp piece on “Teach to learn”. It triggered me, so here is my response. I agree and I disagree at the same time. And I want to… Read More »RE: Teach to learn; Also: Learn to teach
We made magic happen, when we began to let students give anonymous feedback on their peers’ assignments. Little did we know about how this would unlock a growth mindset. Student enjoyed seeing how other students… Read More »How giving feedback generated civilized micro-conversations
Adobe came up with an innovation process called “the kickbox”. Swisscom upgraded it. Employees get: a red cardboard box. It contains real $$$ on a prepaid credit card and some “how to do” recipes. Most importantly, they get: permission to think… Read More »The acadepreneur and the scinnovator
In the past years, the sheer amount of new solutions in educational technology sector has been mind-blowing. The EdTech startup scene is growing rapidly. I have seen hundreds of pitch-decks as a jury member of… Read More »Why do EdTech founders struggle with finding access to universities?
Twitter is fast and full of discoveries. A lot of smart people share ideas and stories here, and learning from their experiences can be incredibly rewarding. And even though the flood of information coming down… Read More »Make twitter your personal adaptive learning network
In my 20s, I played capoeira. Our group, Humaità, was led by Mestre Aymoré. I learned a lot about critical thinking and many other valuable life lessons. Obrigado.Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, half dance,… Read More »Connecting Capoeira and Critical Thinking