Possible Possibles

Bryan Sanders, Ed.D.
I write about learning and education, which are different! I am cooking up a book about Minecraft, school reform, democracy, and happiness -- so expect that as well.
Created 10 Sep 2021
  • Traditional School Pivot Due to COVID-19
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    (Note: I wrote this just after the March 2020 school shutdown) The students are present, but where’s the school? Housing. Food. Clothing. Medicine. Computer. Internet. Education. It’s roughly in that ...
  • Possible Possibles
    23 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    That which was once radical is now mainstream. Case in point, the number of students using computers in classrooms has dramatically increased in the last four decades. Dr. Seymour Papert, widely recog...
  • Radio Experiment | Create Boldly
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I was open to the possibility. That made all the difference. I was a new high school English teacher in 1997 and daily I observed student talents and strengths not honored by the curriculum or the cla...
  • Garbage Pail Kids, still gross
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Garbage Pail Kids, the booger-faced, puke-mouthed, pimple-skinned, blood-drenched parodies of Cabbage Patch Kids, make me smile and always have since their beginning. It made the news when people riot...
  • It’s not exactly fiction and it’s not exactly fiction.
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I can’t recall exactly the moment I saw the name “Illegal Civilization”, but I knew I liked it instantly. Quick search and then I was adding Instagram accounts to my feed. There are quite a few regula...
  • Minecraft: A Learning Environment
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    As schools set their “June outcomes” during the previous June, educators and administrators frequently design predetermined outcomes that potentially limit student growth and creativity. The rhetoric ...
  • Class Never Ends
    21 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    As a teacher, I frequently hear, “When does class end?” I respond, “Class never ends.” I want my students to learn that they can never stop learning. My approach to teaching English focuses on the soc...
  • Stay Gold, Ponyboy
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Stay Gold, Ponyboy Those words have the power to guide us. They are like the words of our elders, our spiritual leaders, our appeal to authority. Those words serve as a reminder to hold on to an essen...
  • The archive
    19 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I periodically have flashes of ideas from an earlier moment, from something that is either in the archive or that I imagine must be there. Sometimes I will follow up on those flashes and actually hunt...
  • What is Possible in the Possible Possibles?
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is Possible Possibles, a newsletter about Education. I have a lot of ideas about what we could (and in many cases, should) be doing with our time in school. I’m also working on a book about Minec...
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