Melinda Bower: The Time-Travelling Teacher

Make learning easier & more effective

School for Humans

Schools are for humans: emotional, forgetful, creative, intelligent, stupid, wise, scared, courageous, energetic, lazy, selfish, generous humans. Teach and learn about how we learn. Teach about the brain and mind. 

Knowledge & Wisdom

We need to teach with knowledge and wisdom. Knowing stuff is good. Be wise enough to know when knowledge is worth keeping and to know when we need to change. 

Motivation

We need to understand motivation: what it is and how to create more of it. How can we help our students to develop intrinsic motivation? Is extrinsic motivation always wrong? 

21st Century Learning

What is this all about? Are we just ‘appy and letting ourselves be blinded by new and shiny technology? Do we need to change how we teach “Digital Natives”? 

Knowledge Vs Skills

Time for a truce. The Knowledge vs Skills debate is getting very old. We need both. They are really not so different, either…

Bright Ideas

All the best ideas from the past and present, so we can take our best shot at building a great future. An exciting and happy journey for all. 

Posts

The Time-Travelling Teacher: Or what teachers need to know about Digital Natives…

The Time-Travelling Teacher: Or what teachers need to know about Digital Natives…

Teacher training is missing some very important topics right now. Why is there so little about how learning happens, what...

Teaching: A Tale of Two Universes

Teaching: A Tale of Two Universes

When I teach, it sometimes feels as if I have developed the ability to step between dimensions. How else to...

The Time-Travelling Teacher Manifesto: A Work in Progress

The Time-Travelling Teacher Manifesto: A Work in Progress

1: Students today find it difficult to remember (or remember to use) a lot of skills they are taught, due...

What can the takahe teach us about Character Education?

What can the takahe teach us about Character Education?

  The UK government has become concerned that our children have stopped developing character traits such as resilience, “grit” and...

20th Century Kid/ 21st Century Teacher

20th Century Kid/ 21st Century Teacher

  The world of work is changing; are our schools changing enough? The kid in the photograph? That is me,...

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