Mayatan’s New Website Debuts and TeacherJay Moves On

TeacherJay will be giving up his position as Technology Coordinator at a NYC-area university in the next few weeks. He has accepted a position as Director of Development for Mayatan Foundation in Copán Ruinas, Honduras.

Although this is a change for him and he will miss the actual direct teaching involvement in education, he is excited about the move. Mayatan currently runs a bilingual school and soon hopes to open a medical clinic and a library. Over the last few weeks he has been working furiously on improving the technology situation for the organization and also designing new websites.

Please check out our sites and check back here to stay informed on our progress.

Thought and Language

Lev Vygotsky was a genius developmental psychologist. Perhaps his best known theories relate to the construct of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). TeacherJay is also fascinated with Vygotsky’s work reagarding the connections between thought and language and wanted to post a few words about Vygotsky’s 1934 book with the same title. Read the rest of this entry »

Kindle

Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon.com, is debuting their newest product, the Kindle, a small paperback-sized electronic book reader. Could this device be the improvement to the book? Even Bezos comments that the book is elegant and ponders if it is even possible to improve upon it. In today’s post, TeacherJay takes a look at the development of eBook readers and has a few words for the practical use of the devices. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayatan School

TeacherJay has not posted for about 10 days and he must apologize to his diligent readers. He was on an annual working vacation in the small town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras. Although there was internet access, he was just too busy to sit down and write. On a hillside just outside of town there are some wonderful things happening at the Mayatan School. There will be much more about this school in the future… along with a new website ;-).

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