Remixing schooling

If you’ve been watching the series Redesign My Brain with Todd Sampson, you’ll be familiar with the work of neuroscientist Dr Michael Merzenich.  Dr Merzenich is a world authority on brain plasticity – the idea that the brain can continually re-wire itself.  Hence, the term ‘soft-wired’. Sam Seidel, author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education also believes … More Remixing schooling

Keep it Real

Last week, the PBL World Australia pre-conference forum opened with an entertaining presentation by four Parramatta Marist students. Cedric, Brad, Wilson and Gavin shared their experience of learning and how it had changed as a result of their school’s approach to learning through PBL. Moving from traditional subject-driven classes to integrated subjects with a specific … More Keep it Real

World Class Leader

Last week I had the great pleasure of sitting down for a Q&A with Larry Rosenstock.  Larry is the founder and CEO of High Tech High in San Diego and one of the keynote speakers at last week’s PBL World Australia 2013 hosted by one of our high schools, Parramatta Marist in partnership with the Buck Institute … More World Class Leader

Green Bronx Machine

I’d never heard of the Green Bronx Machine or Stephen Ritz before last week.  A colleague who attended PBL World in Napa, California sent me the link below and told me that Stephen was simply inspirational. This is what education is all about.  Jamie Oliver and Yong Zhao would be proud.