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“Splitting Skulls and Poking Holes: 
Education & the Perforated Interior” 

The latest edition of the online interdisciplinary journal Ecogradient is now live, and features an article by yours truly wherein I talk about black holes and other stuff. This issue is also host to two series of some of my photographic explorations. Check it out...

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Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com 

Headline reads: "To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test" Ah, you've got to love educational research. The only thing better is educational research as presented by the media. Forget the data, you really get to see how we imagine. Aside from the dramatic elements, and funky metaphors like "cement," we see how easy …

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Trapped Children: Popular Images of Children with Autism 

I stumbled across an interesting paper on images of Autism in the media, today. The author distinguishes two typical media images: the Broken/Fragmented Person, and the Imprisoned Person. My first thought is that these images are not particular to Autism, but represent ways of thinking about our world and threats to it in general. Applying …

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“The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice 

Here's a nice little summary of the history of behaviorist education, dreaming of being a "Flight of a Bullet." “The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice. Particularly interesting is the imagery. Here's my …

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! 

Just stumbled on a nice video by Sir Ken Robinson at the TED Talks. What I find interesting about this talk is how it runs so nicely through a recurring argument. One would think that the call for revolution is itself a revolutionary movement. But, aside from the amazing (and hilarious) presentation of it here, …

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Strange Beginnings: The Birth of Athena 

One day, according to the stories, Zeus' head was laid open to the light of day. It was split by the surgical strike of an ax, and out stepped Athena, full grown and fully armored. Some suggest that she arrived with a shout, causing the sky and earth to take notice, and by all accounts …

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