Author: EdwardBerger

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    AI Requires Entirely Different Communities (Part 7 of 7) A few years ago, I created the Facebook site, Education For Their Future Not Our Past. I was aware that with the coming of AI, the way we presently educate students is ineffective and does not prepare students for their future. The idea that students need…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    Examples of Experiential and Collaborative Learning (Part 6 of 7) I think that some people imagine that experiential education is what happens if you don’t wash the dirt off your hands before eating. To Jo and me it meant leasing our home for a year, packing our belongings in backpacks, buying airline tickets and Eurail…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    Educational Practices Limit the Effectiveness of Our Schools (PART 5 OF 7) When Jo and I left Crow Canyon, we decided that parenthood would be the most important focus of our lives. As the boys neared school-age we studied the educational systems driving the schools our children might attend. We did not find any educational…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    Fighting Loneliness, Isolation and Lack of Purpose Part 4 of 7 Nations full of good people understand that they can enhance the value of their own lives by working together and building collaborative communities. As this happens, fewer people are isolated and alone. These ways of organizing to solve structural and/or social challenges are multi-age…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    Changing Direction (Part 3 of 7) The life, death, and rebirth of communities. Communities are created and eventually dissolve, just like all human endeavors. In the 1980s, Jo and I knew that our lives had to go in another direction; we chose parenthood. It was time for the education and archaeological research center to have…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    Conflicting Communities (Part 2 of 7) In the early 1960s, I taught school and worked late into the nights converting the giant hayloft in the stable into an old western bar. I wrote the corporation for the Cherry Hills Saddle And Surrey Club. A fellow teacher and I started the Timberliners Ski Club and on…

  • FINDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

    My Journey To Fill A Void (Part 1 of 7)   When I was born, my folks lived on a rural property east of Denver. A community formed there because people worked together to provide electrical service, water service, road maintenance and all the things they needed to improve the quality of their lives. It was…

  • THE EVOLUTION OF OUR SPECIES

    As I considered writing this blog, I did not want to write a piece that painted a dystopian future for humanity. I felt that the blog should, first and foremost, be based on reality. It’s tough You and I have no idea what the future will actually be. The realities I focus on can be…

  • DO THE PARTY PLATFORMS ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS?

    In November many Americans will go to the polls and vote for Republicans or Democrats. That sounds simple enough, but it ain’t that simple. I have been searching unsuccessfully to find the Republican platform for the upcoming election. I fear that Republicans don’t feel they need a platform. At the same time, I am frustrated…

  • COLLABORATING WITH MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

    The key to understanding how human beings will adapt to our future relationship with Machine Intelligence can be found in one word, collaboration. The key that will open doors in our educational systems, leading to changes that prepare students to work with, and not be the victim of, machine intelligence is also collaboration. The concept…