Genius By Design

A 22nd Century Learning Paradigm...A Few Decades Early
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Note - this essay outlines my third attempt to re-ignite this website. I was barely in my second year in a new job (one that ultimately led to becoming president) and later this year (2004), my daughter was born.

In other words, Life had other things in mind for me. It provided a detour…one I don’t regret taking. The new GBD will be much more ...

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Two weeks ago, Star Wars Episode II was released. And in the first five days, I watched it three times. Now, without going into the film itself, let me describe the experience.

The first time through, it was all story, plot and the overwhelming special effects. The second time, I experienced less overwhelm and enjoyed more of the intricacies ...

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A couple of weeks ago, I received this popular metaphor via email. I first read it in Stephen Covey’s book, First Things First, and it is being used in other time management courses as well. It goes something like this:

As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz."

Then ...

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Originally published in Capital Ideasmiths, vol 2 - July, 1998

Tonight's main event - Tabla Rasa versus Socrates

A grudge match, 15 rounds, the future of education is at stake

In this corner, weighing in with "2500 year old script and a few dead philosophers" is the Socratic method - it states that all knowledge is ...

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Only two kinds of feedback loops exist in nature -- negative and positive. These aren't value judgments, only descriptions of how different kinds of learning occur and how we deal with adversity. As you know, adversity is unavoidable. It comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't discriminate. Who we are and what we are capable of has much to do with ...