7 June 2011

Here’s the talk I gave at TEDxEastsidePrep: “Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?” You should also watch Shawn Cornally‘s talk “Pointslessness: The Future of Education Without Coercion or Toy Economies” which overlapped with many of the ideas in my talk but from a completely different perspective.

10 November 2010

Are schools designed to help people learn? Are universities really institutions of higher education? Do people actually learn any science in science classes? Can skateboarding give us a better model for teaching and learning?


Education, Science, Skateboarding »

10 November 2010
Let Me Tell You About My Board

The BelafonTae is the most precisely engineered skateboard in the world.

Education »

6 January 2014

Here’s a little thought experiment for anyone trying to help other people learn.

Education »

25 June 2013

A corollary to “Nobody knows ahead of time how long it takes anyone to learn anything.”

Education »

6 October 2012
Coursera is NOT “learn at your own pace” (yet)

For a platform that is supposed to be revolutionary, these shortcomings and complaints are painfully familiar because they’re exactly the same problems that limit traditional university courses.

Education »

27 August 2012
The History Of The Korean War (#MTT2K)

This video was my (award-winning!) entry in the Mystery Teacher Theater 2000 (#MTT2K) Contest.

Education »

29 July 2012
Am I A World-Class Pool Player Or What? (#MTT2K)

Here’s my take on Khan Academy and the hype surrounding it. As you can see from my videos, I’m obviously a world-class pool player.

Education, Science »

21 March 2012
“Choice Is Yours”…or is it?

After reading Sam Harris’s Free Will, I found this ordinary sign surprisingly thought provoking.

Video Games »

23 January 2012
One Little Victory: 300 in Wii Bowling

I’ve been crashing with my friend Jeremy in LA this week, and I was amazed to see that he still had this photographic evidence of my one and only perfect game in Wii bowling.

Design, Travel »

14 December 2011
Bad Design 101: Seattle Paths

Some rules are destined to be ignored.

Food »

13 December 2011
Bacon is not a utensil

Or is it???