I seldom post something personal on this blog, but this is something I want to share. Worldwide there are some great organisations to help education, e.g. the What Works Clearinghouse, the Education Endowment Foundation, Dean for Impact, and many, many more. Recently I was asked by the Flemish minister of education if I would accept… Read More A bit of news…
It’s time to switch off my computer for a while and to spend some time with my family. It has been a strange year again with luckily a lot of music, meeting interesting people (mostly online) and doing a lot of research. And… preparing the July launch of our new book. These are the five… Read More See you next year!
So… This academic year is pretty much over. Ok, I still have more than two weeks of work ahead of me, but you probably know what I mean. The past year and a half have been tough. Very tough. For everyone, especially in education. Also for myself, I must confess. That’s why this blog is… Read More Gone fishing…
No, I won’t be starting a new series. I just want to tell you I will be taking a break from blogging. The past few months have been hectic, to say the least. Take care, have fun and please, stay safe.
The year is almost over, so high time to check which posts have been read and shared most often. These 2019 posts were most popular during the past 12 months: MIT-study looked at the long term effects of the flipped classroom: any benefit quickly faded and it made the achievement gap worse. New Swedish report… Read More The most-read posts of 2019 of The Economy of Meaning!
No, we weren’t done. Four years after our first book Urban Myths About Learning and Education, it’s high time to share all the factchecks that Paul, Casper and myself have been working on. In the book we discuss over 30 new myths, again using the 3 labels ‘complete nonsense’, ‘nuanced’ and ‘we don’t know’, the… Read More “More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!
The end of the year is here, a great moment to look back with two top 5’s. These are the posts written in 2018 that were read the most: Double meta-analysis on Growth Mindset: how big are the effects really? Great video on Tuesday: Alternative Math (did I mention that it it is a great… Read More This blog in 2018
Dear readers, tomorrow I’m flying to DC to be part of the CTTL-academy and after that – finally – some time off. This means I will try no to blog for 2 weeks. The past has thought me that this will be difficult, but who knows. Maybe I’l succeed this time. In the meantime, do… Read More Out of office
2017 was a special year for a lot of people. I know that there are lot of reasons to have mixed feelings. I do have to admit that for me it has been a year filled with incredible stuff. I want to summarize my year in a couple of tweets, but the best news I… Read More This was my 2017 in 4 tweets and a bit more
Wow, this is it: post 2000 on The Economy Of Meaning. This means: 188 Funny on Sundays, Over 400.000 views, A still growing amount of daily visitors, international translations of our work, and much, much more. What have been the most popular posts, you ask? So you want to compare educational systems from different countries? Where to… Read More Post 2000 on The Economy Of Meaning!