Mind in the Making: Reflection and the Artisan in the Material World
How do the worlds of reflection and workmanship – two human endeavors rarely, if ever, considered together – intersect, align, and collide? This talk will investigate the reflective mind’s largely unexamined role in artisanal practices once dismissed as tacit and “unthinking,” as well as the potential for considered thought itself to be newly envisioned as a skill-based practice. Expanding our treatment of ‘making as knowing’ can offer a new lens with which to appraise the nature of intellectual flourishing at a high-stakes moment in humanity’s relations with the material world.
Featured Keynote to National Association of Montessori Teachers (NAMTA) Fall Conference
A talk on asking the right questions of technology, role modeling for coming generations a wise balance between human and machine, and drawing on the forgotten bonds between workmanship and higher-order thinking. Look ahead to a reflective, connective, and focused future.
Author Visit to the Tiverton, RI Library
“Lost in the Instant: Recouping Focus and Reflection in a Tech-Driven Age”
In a world of multitasking and wildly fragmented attention spans, how can the media world adapt? Maggie Jackson, author of “Distracted,” shows how to break through the barrage of electronic media to craft slow, deliberate thinking.
Keynote to NAMTA’s annual conference: “A Workmanship of Risk: The Craftsmanship of Thought in an Age of Speed”
Lost in the Instant: Recouping Focus and Reflection in a Tech-Driven Age – A Keynote to 1,600 Educators from Tennessee Private K-12 Schools
A Talk on Distracted to the Faculty of the Mountain School of Milton Academy
Speech to Duquesne’s Eight Liberal Arts First-Year Learning Communities on Distracted, their fall ‘Common Read’
Keynote Speaker to 2013 conference on the Role of Technology in Schools
‘Finding Focus in an Age of Distraction’ — A Talk ‘Under the Tent’ at the Little Compton, R.I. Library