Digital Personality

Hey Darren! Did you leave anything out in your last rap about networks versus the richness and complexity of real community interaction? I'm glad you asked, because one thing I failed to mention in my last post is that FaceBook, blogs, and other forums that operate in the guise of community interaction are unable to, … Continue reading Digital Personality

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Networks, Community, and Early Childhood Education

Today's post borrows more of John Taylor Gatto's ideas -- in particular his summation of the profound difference between networks and community and how recognition of these differences is pretty important in the efforts at bettering our children's education -- or more broadly: in sensibly developing our community's well-being. The people who have come to … Continue reading Networks, Community, and Early Childhood Education

Education for Non-Dummies

John Taylor Gatto is a former teacher in the New York city public school system. I don't know his story in great detail but what I do know is that he wrote a book called Dumbing Us Down and in the book he makes some very good observations regarding public education and its hidden curriculum. … Continue reading Education for Non-Dummies