My Grandfather Built Things

My Grandfather built things. The steel fabrication company he founded built water-filtration tanks for the construction of Disneyland and the emerging industrial economy of China in the 1950s. His generation survived the poverty of the Great Depression, won a global war, and participated in the most profound economic and technological transformation in human history. Their… Read More

Who Gets a Larger Slice of the Pie

I am sharing a guest blog today by my friend and colleague, Bruce Knox, Secondary School Director at International College, in Beirut Lebanon.  Bruce gets the whole “Learning by Doing” thing and is an educator who leads by doing as well.  He has been an inspiration to me and impacted my thinking on education and… Read More

Learning by Doing in the Age of Robots

“According to UNESCO, the number of people gaining formal educational qualifications in the next 30 years will exceed the gross total since the beginning of history. As a result the market value of degrees is tumbling. Something more is needed to edge ahead of the crowd” (Robinson, 2001-2011). For years now, the U.S. education system… Read More