Archive for December, 2010

Ken Robinson discusses the history (and related dysfunction) of education, the correlation between ADHD prescriptions and standardized testing, and other provocative points.  The entire discussion is animated by a person illustrating the ideas on a white board.   Whether you’re interested in information design, education or both, you should check this out.

This is an excellent article from eSchool News on the concept of flipping classroom learning — the idea is that passive lecture activity becomes homework while group work, discussions, and practice are done in the class with a teacher present to support/facilitate students.  Some excerpts: “The main idea behind the ‘flipped’ classroom is for teachers […]

Thought this was a good TED talk on the lack of productivity in the office. While there are a lot of wasteful meetings and distractions at the office, I think it’s a little more nuanced.  A few things I’ve found helpful: If you share calendars at work, block out large chunks of your week […]