January 14, 2019

Every time I meet a new Thinker, start a new class, I consider how these Thinkers learn, and I reflect on how I learn - to find similarities and differences which might help me inspire, communicate, teach! 

How do you learn? Do you follow a question? Do you absorb...

January 1, 2019

Thinkers Meet Up wants to wish you a wonderful 2019!

We cannot wait to see what this year bring us all. We hope it will be filled with new journeys of discovery and learning. We hope it will be filled with excitement and joy. We hope it will be filled with intriguing pu...

December 17, 2018

Learning and taking tests are not necessarily the same. Often they are not. I learned to take tests before I learned to learn. Or, rather, I forgot how to learn in the process of learning how to do well in exams, and had to 're-learn learning' - which is my topic for a...

December 3, 2018

The most observant amongst you might have noticed that we have a snazzy new logo! And if you are wondering why we chose it - well, you have come to the right place.

We chose our logo because it is active - as is learning. Learning is a process. We encounter questions, w...

September 1, 2018

There are a few things you can do to ensure your Thinker gets the most out of our TMU classes:

1. Use a headset. We find that kids can hear much better with a headset - it gets rid of feedback and focuses sound. It also focuses kids' attention. You don't need to spend a...

July 10, 2018

Living Books are a magic gateway into other worlds. They bring people, places, and stories to life – and make children understand and remember that world – in a way no text book ever could. That’s what we try to do with our lessons.

In the same way as a living book make...

July 4, 2018

Kids want to change the world. They are naïve, uninformed, biased… and wonderfully idealistic, energetic, and brave. Their vision is what moves the world forward. Yet, their force is so often underutilized and undervalued. Most terribly, it can be mischanneled and abus...

June 17, 2018

Why philosophy

I recently received an e-mail from a parent asking why kids should study philosophy. To paraphrase:

“I don’t understand philosophy, so I am not completely sure whether it is valuable to a child. I was looking at the US school curriculums, and they don’t co...

April 29, 2018

I love teaching Plato’s Allegory of the Cave to young thinkers. Like all classics that have withstood the test of time, the Allegory is endlessly rich in meaning. Depending on the age I teach I ask students to read the Allegory themselves, we read it together, or I act...

March 18, 2018

You could study Latin because it improves your understanding of English grammar and vocabulary, and helps you make sense of modern foreign languages, law, history, and science. You could study it to gain an understanding of western culture through the ages: looking bac...

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