Math anxiety and what to do about it

Conversation with Dr. Venera Gashaj

Did you ever feel strong negative emotions in front of a math problem? Do your guts reject everything mathematical? Do you love math but feel like you are struggling in certain contexts? This article is for you! We have the privilege of discussing with Dr…

12 minute read 02 May 2024 conversations

On the difficulty of evaluating learning

And the major challenge of EdTech

This new #edtech app promises to finally teach you mathematics in a fun and effortless way. This expensive school program ensures that your daughter will be a successful and productive member of society. This Facebook article insists that your toddler sho…

15 minute read 23 July 2023 reflections

Storytelling, Failure, Creativity, and Play

A podcast episode by Maja Malmcrona

This article is the transcript of an episode of Maja Malmcrona’s podcast, where we talked about how to tell a consistent story of an inconsistent journey, the importance of play and failure and the sadness of failing to play, and, as Maja would say: “how …

31 minute read 10 February 2022 conversations

My favourite deduction board games

Games for your brain

Everytime I go home for the holidays, my siblings and I spend days solving puzzle games together. So I thought I would share with you some of my favourite mind-tickling games, because who doesn’t want fun, enjoyment, laughter, and headaches? Today’s focus…

10 minute read 01 February 2022 reflections

Abstraction, art, essence, usefulness, and meaning

A podcast episode by Maja Malmcrona

This article is the transcript of an episode of Maja Malmcrona’s podcast, where we talked about abstraction, the purpose of school, the essence of things, and failed tattoos. You can listen to the podcast on Podbean or Spotify (and other platforms). You c…

27 minute read 13 January 2022 conversations

Neuroscience and Creative Movement

Conversation with Dr. Hanna Poikonen from WiseMotion

“The biggest mistake of the western world was to separate the body and the mind,” says Dr. Hanna Poikonen. From learning scientists to interaction designers, several researchers and educators start to challenge the traditional sit-in-quiet approach to lea…

8 minute read 28 October 2021 conversations


Back to the essential

When I was in high school, a friend told me that she did not like mathematics because she found it too abstract. I was quite confused at the time and thought to myself: “But I love mathematics because it is abstract”. This made me quite curious: Is this d…

14 minute read 08 June 2021 reflections

Teaching with Kindness

Discussion with Mélanie Collon

Learning is not only theory, it’s also a lot of practice. This is why today I wanted to have a little chat with Mélanie Collon, multi-talented teacher with unbounded curiosity. We discussed the joy of learning, tools, failures, and kindness. I hope you wi…

7 minute read 26 March 2021 conversations


Reconnecting mind and body

For thousands of years, we, human beings, have been exploring the world relying mostly on our senses and our capacity to move. Nowadays, still, our bodies play an important role in how we perceive and interact with the environment, and, in particular, our…

11 minute read 05 August 2020 readings


The Tale of a Scared Predicting Machine

In previous articles, we started discussing what learning is about and techniques to learn more efficiently. But is learning always a good thing? And in particular, can we learn incorrectly? There are so many aspects to these questions that I decided to f…

9 minute read 31 March 2020 readings

My Learning Toolbox

A DIY kit to help your learning

Hei Fancy Folks! Today is a bit different! This month I have been following Barbara Oakley's class “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects”, and at the end of the course, we were asked to design a tool to help other…

5 minute read 21 February 2020 reflections

Productive Failure

Revisiting the meaning of failure

When a child learns how to walk, they fall several times before succeeding, and we see this as normal. If you have a bit of evil in you, like I do, you might laugh a little. But, even if you are able to walk, you would not come up with thoughts like “This…

13 minute read 07 February 2020 readings

The Metaphors of Learning

The importance of talking about learning & How to do that

We are all learning experts. We have been learning since we were born, to survive, to grow, to adapt. It’s a consequence of or a motivation for all our actions. We are sent to school for years, we are asked to learn from our mistakes, and to experience ne…

16 minute read 09 January 2020 reflections

Augmented Reality

What is real anyway?

When I discuss Augmented Reality projects with people, I often realize that this concept is not clear to everybody. So, let’s talk a bit about Augmented Reality! Human beings have been fantasizing about mixing virtual worlds into the real world for decade…

13 minute read 03 December 2019 readings

The Diverter


Hello all, Welcome to my blog! I’ll be writing here about stuff I am curious about, usually orbiting around education, computer science, mathematics, and augmented reality, but also some more random things attracting my attention. The main focus of the bl…

2 minute read 21 November 2019 reflections