Bravo London: the failure of hate

On Saturday, Londoners, in a move that repudiated their Prime Minister’s explicit effort to spread fear and hate, elected Sadiq Khan their mayor. Whether he will prove a good mayor is moot. What matters is that citizens turned their backs on those who promote fear of the other.  (For those who weren’t following the pre-election … More Bravo London: the failure of hate

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‘Tis the season: a personal reflection on localising the global

Its the time of year when many people, particularly those raised in the Judeo-Christian tradition, reflect more deeply than usual on the state of humanity. I know I won the lottery to be born and to live in Canada, a remarkably safe, secure corner of the world. (A wonderful resource to share with children when … More ‘Tis the season: a personal reflection on localising the global

No Robot can Replace Me!

Creativity, innovation, complex critical thinking, and emotional engagement with other human beings….if you can’t do these, you can be replaced by a robot, argues Edward Hees in Learn or Die (Columbia University Press, 2014). No wonder most of us left school feeling very replaceable. Schools, generally, are not places that enable innovative thinking, difficult conversations … More No Robot can Replace Me!