A New Teacher and the League of Extraordinary Game Masters

Craig Swanson taught sixth-grade science, but he thought of himself as more of a game master. As he liked to describe it, he got paid to blow things up, design Continue Reading →

Do Self-Directed Learners Use Mentors, Guides & Coaches?

For those not familiar with self-directed learning, they sometimes have a stereotype about what it means to be a self-directed learner. One of them includes this vision of the solitary Continue Reading →

Let’s Start Building Airplanes with Our Students

I’m convinced. It is time to start building airplanes with our students. I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Hong Kong where I gave a keynote at the 21st Continue Reading →

A Self-Directed Learning Reality Check

I’m an advocate for self-directed learning. There is no question about that. I write about it often, and affirm its benefits so much that it has led to valid critiques Continue Reading →