Be More Futureproof

Higher education is a very nice place to work because their is so much going on. Are we in a need for change? Yes! The sense of urgency to innovate isn’t felt by everyone. Yet anyone who thinks that a decade from now higher education will look much as it does today is sadly mistaken. (meer…)

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurship is often associated with people who assume the risk of starting a business venture for financial gain. However, entrepreneurs exist in many forms: they may be writers, carpenters, computer programmers, school principals or fundraisers, to name just a few examples. It’s more about the mindset and the behavior than earning money. (meer…)

Educators, We Have to Disrupt Ourselves

Disruptive moments in teaching are created by the growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between classroom and life experience. Our understanding of learning has grown at a rate that has outpaced our conception of teaching. (meer…)

20% time 4 U

Have you ever met an adult who doesn’t really love what he or she does? They seems to go through the motions in their job and everyday life. Have you ever spoken with someone who constantly complain, showing no passion for anything in the world? I’m sure that, like me, you have met those people. (meer…)

Future Trends With Impact On Education

As reflection on education and learning turns into aspirations it is important to be aware of shift in education that is happening. A few trends about learning and education will help you to become an active changemaker in education. It’s a time of new possibilities for teaching and learning. Please take your responsibility as a teacher. (meer…)

Success & Innovation Mindset

What do students need to know and be able to be successful? Content knowledge and problem solving gives you something to work with, but what else is important in life? It turns out there are a bunch of factors that universities seldom talk about, teach, or provide feedback on that are at least as important as academic skills. (meer…)

Stop Blinging it and Start Bringing it: engagement

Nowadays we bling everything. Bling refers to the imaginary shine and sound a diamond makes when it is hit perfectly by the light. Today we bling our car, phone and bags. In education, we also bling. We take the newest, shiniest trend word and we bling it out. We use it at meetings, we use it in lesson plans, we literally drink from the blingedwater of the educational buzzword fountain. This got me thinking: When are we going to stop blinging it and start bringing it? How can we take the buzzwords and apply them as examples of great education? In a few short blogposts I will look at some of the current buzzwords and explore how they are (ab)used and how they can be applied in learning. Today, the last one in a serie of three, I dive into engagement. (meer…)