Jared Cosulich
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The Future of Education

May 5, 2019

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I recently saw a question posed on Twitter that asked how students would be taught 20 years from now, offering the following options: A teacher in person A teacher online An AI No one I find this question interesting from a number of perspectives. To start it hints at the technological focus I observed in […]

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Recognizing Ambiguity

January 8, 2019

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Recently we’ve zeroed in on Navigating Ambiguity¬†as a primary area of focus for The Puzzle School. The puzzle metaphor is really a scaffolded way to think about and practice one’s ability to navigate ambiguity. As important as it is to be able to navigate ambiguity, though, it may be more important to just recognize ambiguity. […]

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Navigating Ambiguity

January 4, 2019

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More and more it seems like the best way to reframe the puzzle metaphor is to say that it is a metaphor for navigating ambiguity. Navigating ambiguity means you are trying to understand or create something where there is no obvious, linear path so you have to develop and test hypotheses in order to move […]

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The puzzle metaphor: A detailed breakdown

March 27, 2018

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For the past few years I’ve been doing everything I can think of to start The Puzzle School. It’s becoming increasingly clear that it may take a long time to do so and yet I need to continue pushing hard to make any progress at all, which leaves little room for writing. Still I want […]

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Another Attempt to Explain The Puzzle School Name

October 22, 2017

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Why have I been trying to start a school named The Puzzle School for the past 6 years? I’ve struggled this whole time to explain why I think it’s a meaningful name and valuable design metaphor. Here is another attempt. There are three primary reasons (hypotheses) why I think the name The Puzzle School could […]

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The Feynman Technique, Peer Instruction, and the Power of Feedback

September 22, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas I recently stumbled across a description of the technique that¬†Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman used to enhance his learning process. You can read a short explanation here: The Feynman Technique Model The basic idea is to take what ever you are learning and try […]

Negotiated Requirements

September 9, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas I think one of the most difficult challenges in education is balancing requirements and autonomy. I personally lean toward greater autonomy for students, but I worry that students, without visibility into the demands of the real world have little information to guide them in […]

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