real-life skills

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a few days ago I couldn’t help but wonder what it is that we send our youngsters to school for. The most common answer would be to get an education, but in that respect I tend to agree with Albert […]

TED: Stuart Duncan

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxYorkUSalon that took place on April 22 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) under the general title of Autism innovations. The internet can be an ugly place, but you won’t find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan’s Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft […]


I love technology. I really do. But who doesn’t, these days? Just think of all the things that technology allows for, all the things that we couldn’t do before, all the things that it has replaced. Just one example: think of all the things the smartphone in your pocket has replaced: landlines and payphones photo […]

TED: Dao Nguyen

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDNYC that took place on October 17 in New York, NY under the general title of How to build the future. What’s the secret to making content people love? Why does some content (primarily video) go viral while other does not? How can you learn to create […]

me too

“Me Too” (or “#MeToo“) spread virally in October 2017 as a two-word hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The phrase, used to help survivors realize they are […]

new breed of teachers

Just a few days ago I quoted Arthur C. Clarke, who said that Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be. A bit harsh, maybe, but being brutally honest doesn’t make you less honest (if anything, it makes you more honest). Sure, many of you will probably think that the same could […]

TED: Amel Karboul

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED@BCG that took place on October 4 in Milan (Italy), under the general title of Break the Mold. We are in the midst of a learning crisis, says Amel Karboul in her talk: globally, a quarter billion of the world’s children are out of school, and an additional […]

educational leadership

Running a school, just like running any other organization or company, is no easy task. I know all too well: you need to juggle rules and regulations with the interests and needs of parents and staff while you put your students first and center of everything you do and while you take care of day-to-day […]