team teaching

In a previous post I already established that, unfortunately, in my vicinity and industry (education) teamwork is a rarity. Unfortunately, because introducing teamwork in our schools would be extremely beneficial not only for our teachers, but also for our students, their families and our communities at large. But today I would like to go even further and […]

TED: Laura Trice

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2008 TED Conference that took place on February 27-March 1 in Monterey, CA, under the general title of The Big Questions. If you know me you know that I couldn’t resist Laura Trice’s talk as soon as I saw its title: I can never emphasize enough how important […]

managing mistakes

We all make mistakes, but it is how we deal with those errors in judgment and take steps to rectify the situation that show our true character.” Rita Schiano. Rita Schiano said it first, but I would have used almost the same words to express my opinion on the topic of mistake management: we all […]

search. again

Part 1: search According to NetMarketShare, Google Search has a market share of 81.12% among search engines as of July 2017. That market share is so big, in fact, that the European Union has fined Google 2.42 billion euros after a seven-year investigation into claims the technology giant abused its internet search monopoly (I personally […]

TED: Ashton Applewhite

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED Conference that took place on April 24-28 in Vancouver, BC (Canada), under the general title of The Future You. I found Ashton Applewhite’s talk totally by accident, but loved it so much that I watched it twice. Consecutively. And I highly recommend that you watch it too, […]

broken windows

I love podcasts. They allow me to listen to selected contents (so I know that I will find them interesting) without all the noise associated with a live radio broadcast (so I don’t waste my time listening to commercials or other things I am not interested in). Additionally, I can choose between listening to podcasts […]

ask away

Sometimes, when I walk in a part of town that I do not know that well or when I am visiting a different town (as a tourist or on business) I ask people on the street for directions. The obvious question (one my wife asked me once) is: why don’t I just pull out my […]