Big Minds Blog

Not to minimize how hard the last 6 months have been, but, as an eternal optimist, I am hopeful that the pandemic has helped to expose the systemic inequities in our educational system (in all of our systems for that matter!) And seeing is the beginning...

Disabled…disengaged…oppositional…hyperactive…disturbed… We often put labels on our children without too much thought to how it impacts their self-image, their learning, and their future. I have read so many IEPs that paint a dreadful image of the real person behind the words. I often wonder, “What were...

James Danmore, who was fired from Google for perpetuating gender stereotypes. Lauri Love, the British hacker who stole millions of intel files from the US government. Erik Finman, “millionaire bitcoin brat” who doesn’t get why we all aren’t rich. Students who shoot their classmates and teachers. While these examples...

When I was a child I had a beloved cat. One afternoon I was in my yard, holding my cat, when a large neighborhood dog barreled around the corner and attacked the cat. My cat climbed my face and leapt away with the dog in...

Cognitive ability can be measured in how we process information, analyze patterns, and demonstrate manual dexterity. Yet that doesn’t begin to cover the immense capacity of the human brain. Where do wisdom, compassion, and intuition fall on these measurement scales? Our workplace gurus and think tank...