The Second Industrial Revolution

The Second Industrial Revolution

You’ve heard of the industrial revolution, and we are still feeling the effects of the incredible change that happened in that time. What you might not know is that we are potentially on the cusp of a second industrial revolution brought about by one thing in...
Mix The Legos Together

Mix The Legos Together

The best thing my parents did for me was to not buy me very many toys, and continually add to our stores of lego. My brother and I were lucky to have had just a few toys growing up. I had a rainbow coloured dinosaur toy that one of my mother’s friends had given me...
Self-Organised Learning Environments

Self-Organised Learning Environments

“Children don’t need to be made to learn. You just need to let them learn.” As a teacher who used the Montessori method for teaching preschool children both in Nagoya and at Fuji Youchien in Tachikawa, I can say that without a doubt, children are the...
Education/Domestication

Education/Domestication

  Look at a lion in captivity. It is bored, its muscles weak from sitting all day waiting to be told when it is time to eat.   Sometimes I feel like so many education environments I have worked in are like a zoo. The children are the animals, put in cages for their...