Watching & Learning
We wrap up this issue with our continuing recommendations for podcasts, video channels, and other media.
Derek Muller is a master teacher of science, engineering, and education. His YouTube channel Veratasium is a deep dive into critical thinking about how the world works and how we, as humans, work with it. His video on the myths of learning styles is a must-see for educators, parents, and learners of all ages.
Muller’s more goofy, but no less interesting, peer is Mark Rober. He’s dedicated himself to helping people learn to make things using science and engineering concepts. His videos on squirrel mazes will change how you see those fuzzy little friends in our neighbourhoods forever.
How do values come into all of this? Educator, innovator, and evaluator Matt Keene’s series on creating a future we want will walk you through everyday problems and issues tied to creating a world guided by values, not just ‘stuff’. His lessons come from his work in environmental evaluation and as a teacher to his two girls yet apply to us all.