The former director of the American Association of School Administrators outlines a coherent countervision for turning schools back into places that nurture children.

Horse Whispering: Harnessing Technology to Enhance Learning

Horse whispering: Harnessing technology to enhance learning

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

—Pablo Picasso

There is nothing with more potential for improving education and more misunderstood than technology. We haven't yet fully realized what technology can do for education or what it has done to education. There is great potential and tremendous confusion. It should be a major tool for educators, but we have to know how to use the tool and how to make it work in conjunction with what we want to do for students. It reminds me of the time I met Monty Roberts (1996) known as the “Horse Whisperer.” Monty's fame came from his ability to break wild horses and to train them, ...

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