FAQ: Talking to Educators About Teach the Future

FAQ: Talking to Educators About Teach the Future

I had lunch with a colleague today who made a generous contribution to Teach the Future.  As a result, she earned the right to designate a teacher for coaching on teaching the future.  She is close to her daughter’s high school, and wants to designate someone, but...
Ten Books for Prospective Futurists

Ten Books for Prospective Futurists

If you had to suggest ten books that a prospective futurist should read – starting from a tabula rasa (limited or no previous exposure), what would be on your list? It’s hard to do, and I cheated a little bit, by offering other suggestions and grouping them under...
Bang! Fun July 4th Facts

Bang! Fun July 4th Facts

It was an exciting July 4th weekend with food, fun and fireworks. Matt Stonie won the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island by scarfing down 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That is a total of 17,360 calories and 1.116 grams of fat – not including the bun!...
Pay Attention, Please!

Pay Attention, Please!

Paying attention, it’s so simple, yet we don’t do it. We are so distracted by all of the “other” things we need to do that we can’t focus on what is in front of us in the moment. Paying attention is the one thing that connects us with what is happening right now. As a...
What a Selfie Really Says About You

What a Selfie Really Says About You

In 2014, Merriam-Webster officially added the word “Selfie” to the dictionary with the approved definition as an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera for posting on social networks. And while not officially included in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary,...
Scenarios as Learning

Scenarios as Learning

By Dr. Peter C. Bishop   One of the first questions people ask me when they find out that I am a futurist is how accurate I have been Unfortunately, that’s not the right question. First of all, I am not really a professional forecaster; I just play one in the...