Jeff Bloom's Blog

Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

Variation, Diversity, and Survival

| November 24, 2015

What far too many people seem to forget (or they never knew in the first place) is that variation is key to the survival of living things. From an evolutionary perspective, genetic diversity is necessary for the survival of species. If there is too much similarity or too little variation, species have very little to […]

A Day in the Life … Terrorism and Bigotry

| November 24, 2015

It’s a fairly typical day for people to get up and get ready for work, get the kids ready for school, eat breakfast, then rush out of the house. Maybe after you drop the kids off at school, you have time to stop at a coffee shop, sit down, read the paper, and drink coffee, […]

Blame and Fear

| November 16, 2015

I blame you. You blame me. They blame us. We blame them. Blame fans the flame Of aggression and hatred. Rage burning…. Churning through senseless cycles Of twisted, knotted stomach wrenching Heart ripping agony. Who’s to blame? We pin it on someone… anyone We don’t even care anymore We don’t even know anymore Who’s to […]

Learning Content is the Trivial Part of Learning

| November 5, 2015

We really have it all backwards. We are completely focused on having kids and adults learn copious amounts of content as the supreme goal of education. But, such a goal is really rather trivial within the entire scope of learning. This is blasphemy in the politico-corporate controlled institutions of education, testing, and publishing, but I […]