Variability Matters

Jason FlomBrain, Education, Learning, Science of Learning, Whole Child

We design for variability we can see. But what about the variability we can’t? By default, we tend to design learning environments for efficiency and the average student, but in doing so do we limit the┬ápotential inherent in the unseen variability of students’ brains? Are we, by default, failing to capitalize on one our nation’s most underutilized assets: diversity? Todd … Read More

Chris Emdin on Hip-hop, Obama Effect & Urban Science Education

Jason FlomCommunity, Learning

Below is a short video of Chris Emdin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. In it he lays out some of the intersections of urban education, hip hop and the potential impact of President Obama on the black youth of today. These are important considerations to wrestle with as we look … Read More