If too much support is provided, …

If too much support is provided, the child may not have the opportunity to try to learn and explore the activity or action for themselves.
If too little support is provided, the activity of the game may not work, and the child may become passive, frustrated, or disinterested.
“Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability: Circles of Care and Education”
University of Cape Town

Pygmalion (1938)

Pygmalion (1938)

The Pygmalion Effect and the Power of Positive Expectations
Sep 25, 2011


Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations, 3rd Ed
CRM Learning
Jul 7, 2008


Positive Expectations at Work
University of Colorado Boulder
Feb 3, 2020

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The Creativity Lab

The Creativity Lab
we are partnering with the Maker Education Initiative, the Tinkering Studio, and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab.
Aaron Vanderwerff
design thinking

“Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct, but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct.” — Seymour Papert

Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots
November 1, 2016


Innovating to unburden teachers
July 22, 2016

Accelerating progress in education with hands-on, minds-on learning
July 14, 2016

Thinking differently in education to deliver breadth of skills
July 7, 2016

  • Schools, teachers, parents, and students in rich and poor countries alike must transform the teaching and learning environment to catch up and keep pace with rapid advances in technology, major changes to the world of work, and to solve complex global challenges. This means mastering literacy, numeracy, and content in traditional academic subjects, but also requires young people who can think critically, solve problems and collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • developing regions are approximately 100 years behind developed regions in many measures of education related to school completion and learning outcomes.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins @ Reserve Channel
You are stopping time

Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold
May 8, 2014

Instead of having a podium with rows and rows of chairs lined up in front, these new learning spaces may have several round tables where groups of students sit together. The teacher wanders around the room and more closely interacts with the students.

It’s called “flexible learning” or “active learning” and the University of Minnesota has already converted most of its lecture halls into these new type of active learning spaces.

J.D. Walker is a researcher with the Office of Information Technology UMN. He has been studying active learning spaces for almost a decade.