Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has launched a blog titled “Life-Long Learning: A Blog in Education.” In this blog, Dr. Gardner steps back—and ventures forward—to consider various issues of education and lifelong learning. As with his previous blog, “The Professional Ethicist,” he hopes to engage colleagues in discussions, and he invites readers and colleagues to submit blogs as well. The first post in this series, titled “Mind-Changing Books: Paideia,” is accessible online. Announcements of new blogs will be made on Dr. Gardner’s Twitter page @DrHowardGardner.
When I first started teaching 29 years ago, being safe and secure meant having fire drills and locking windows and doors at the end of the day. How times have changed! Today, digital privacy and security have been added to the physical safety of schools. Students are becoming increasingly savvy with technology, but they may not always realize how public their online information is. Because of this, educators must learn how to teach their students online security and safety.
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.
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