7 life lessons from a bigger than life story

Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT. This sounds like the pitch of a feel good movie and for good reason. It is. And not a great one I’ll admit it. Spare

It’s all about mindset

This week I didn’t write a blog post directly for you, I’ll admit it. I’ve been asked by my friend Louise Watson, author and blogger to write for her blog. During my last holidays I read a fascinating book called Mindset (2006) by Carol Dweck. She is a psychologist and pioneering researcher in the field of motivation, why people

Green School Bali

Now that I’m a parent and my kid will have to go to school next year, I’m thinking about his future. How will he grow up? Will he be happy? Will he be bullied? Will he be bored? And after watching these really inspiring talks by Sir Ken Robinson (this one and this one) and Logan Laplante, I asked

Clint Smith : Teacher / poet / activist

More often than not, when I look for people who might fit in what I want to share with you here, I stumble upon middle-aged people who after a first career decided to change and started building a portfolio career over time. The person I’m presenting to you today is not middle aged, he is only

Teacher + robot = Nao

What if you are a teacher and really are into technologies? You might decide to do just like Malika and many other teachers around the world, and try out NAO, a humanoid robot that can help you in your daily work.   Introducing NAO NAO (pronounced “now”) is a 58-cm (23 in) tall humanoid robot