Category: Parenting practices

… Like a little bit of beauty, rising from the muck? I think so.  I’ve been following the press about fidget devices (spinners and cubes), with quite a bit of interest, both personal and professional. The purpose of my blog is, after all, to comment on educational trends. As it turns out too though, I […]

Comparative Psychology – gaining understanding of human behavior by making comparisons to non-human agents — can be hard for students to appreciate, especially when the comparison is between humans and computers, a core element to the Cognitive Science enterprise. My senior Cognitive Science seminar students are not an exception here: all semester long they’ve been […]

Part 1: Play done right in the garden of our children’s minds… Why Play?   School’s out for the summer, hooray! What will we do with ourselves with all our spare time? Why play, of course. Livin’ is easy, in the summertime. My daughter and I are making the most of our time to play: […]

“Who are you?”, said the Caterpillar. “I – I hardly know sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” “What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar sternly. “Explain yourself!” “I can’t explain myself, I’m […]