Art in Education

What if art was part of the learning process? I mean, what if the learning process isn’t complete until you are able to express in your own words, your unique perspective, about what you learned? To me, art is explaining to other people my perspective. It is a way for me to articulate to them…

How I’m freeing my mind

Ever since I could remember, I was taught rules. What to read, what to think, what to do, what not to do, even what to want. After learning those rules, there were many times when I justified actions and choices by saying, “It’s what I’m supposed to/expected to do”, “It’s what everyone else is doing”,…

So many layers

When you’ve lived quite some time, adapting to city life, fitting in to society, it’s tough to tell what your choices are influenced by and whether or not they are truly yours. Maybe both of us are the same when we’ve stripped down from all of the layers that let us fit in to society.…

The Difference Between Knowing and Understanding

Memorizing facts, steps to the Macarena, steps to bake a cake; these are examples of knowing. Not having to look something up saves time. You can impress your friend with you vast body of knowledge. You can even win money on Jeopardy for knowing the capital of Romania. For an example of understanding, I’ll use…

Learning

So that brain of mine has an interesting feature: if I pick a topic to learn, I will learn it faster if the intent is to teach it. That ability should still be in there somewhere, unless you’ve been abusing it with excessive drinking or worse, quantum physics. Here’s the break down : Start with…