Please speak up – the world needs your voice

A friend sent me an article published in the December issue of The Atlantic magazine (online) titled “The Silicon Valley Suicides”, by Hanna Rosin. The article digs into the cluster of suicides at Palo Alto High School, nicknamed Paly. It seems that teenagers there are killing themselves because they just can’t manage the pressures of … More Please speak up – the world needs your voice

Before you rush to a solution, make sure you have a problem.

Ever heard of the “peace dividend”? That was the problem we in the West were supposed to have after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Without an enemy, we were going to have all this extra money that used to be allocated to defence spending, but wasn’t going … More Before you rush to a solution, make sure you have a problem.

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!