Jared Cosulich

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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ThoughtfulRecommendations.com

August 19, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas The basic idea behind ThoughtfulRecommendations.com is to create a website where people list off everything they’ve discovered in the world that they would recommend to anyone. This could include books, movies, restaurants, articles, activities, etc. As someone builds up a list of everything amazing […]

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Holistic School Assessment

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas This isn’t my idea, but it is one that I was immediately attracted to. Jack Schneider from the College of the Holy Cross approached me with the idea a few years ago. The basic idea is to assess schools via a much more holistic […]

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The Puzzle School (The Name)

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas School names are interesting. For the most part they are just names. The vast majority have little meaning other than referring to the local area where they are located or as a tribute to an important individual from the past (e.g. Martin Luther King). […]

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Retrospectives

July 30, 2016

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This is part of an ongoing exploratory series on Educational Ideas I have to start by giving credit to Pivotal Labs for this technique. They use it with great success on every project. I’m sure many other companies use similar techniques as well. I’d guess there are many ways you could approach this problem, but […]

Educational Ideas

July 29, 2016

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I’ve spent the last year exploring the possibility of starting The Puzzle School  in Cambridge, MA. I knew it was a long-shot and the last year has proven that it will be. Cambridge is a good school district and not necessarily in need of new ideas. I’m an outsider with little experience teaching. I can […]