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Education Inertia

Change isn’t easy. We all know this from some personal experience. The deeper that things are engrained in our lives, the harder it is to nudge them around. Habits that we’ve held for years need constant awareness, focus, and effort to change them. Attempting to alter long-held traditions will be met with great resistance.

In Physics, an object’s resistance to the change of its present state of motion is called its inertia. The more mass an object has, the more inertia it has. So, a truck requires a lot of energy to inch it forward from rest, and it takes a lot of energy to bring that same truck to a stop. It is very resistant to changing its state of motion. A bicycle, however, is much easier to move around. This is Newton’s First Law of motion or the law of inertia (follow the link for a deeper explanation if you want—I tried to keep my physics talk to a minimum 😎). 

Inertia… This Way

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A Shining Example: The Dyson Institute

The goal of these blogs is to have a conversation about the flaws in our education system, propose solutions to these flaws, and also find ways to overcome these problems right now. Change takes time, and I want students to be able to navigate around the issues right now. Yet, sometimes change happens before our eyes and it is amazing! No, I’m not talking hypothetical change. I’m just getting to the point of this intro with dramatic flair…

A lot of times, to talk about education, I need to shine a light on what things could be like, or—in my opinion—what they should be like. Then I work backward to help us see where the flaws are right now. Today, though, I get to show you what things should be like, thanks to my favorite designer and inventor, Sir James Dyson. 

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A “Crazy” Idea

This is the takeaway idea from the podcast story, The Invisible Friends and it’s a little “crazy”…

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Adventure Science Fiction Short Stories

The Invisible Friends

(ADVENTURE) – Sam has a unique connection to a group of invisible friends, and they’re annoying him. He’s a senior in High School and they are trying to convince him to skip school, leave home, and go on an adventure to save a young girl; someone they say has the potential to change the world. If he goes, it’ll most likely trigger his mother to bring him back to the doctors for evaluation like she did when he was eight. If he stays, a young girl will suffer, and the world might suffer as well…

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Mystery Science Fiction Short Stories

The Machine

(SCI-FI) – Barry’s normal morning routine is quickly steered off course by an impossible scene. Cars are blocking his path on the highway, but it isn’t the normal traffic. These cars are all empty—running, and placed in drive, but empty. Soon, Barry finds himself on a search for answers—fueled by the persistence of his closest friend, Rachel—and what they find is beyond what either expects…