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Roberto Catanuto
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Roberto Catanuto

Education CH
My background is in Physics (M.Sc.) and Mathematics (Ph. D.). I soon switched to Education and Psychology after being involved in Educational Robotics and Programming Clubs for children and teenagers. My current interests are: differentiated learning, Mathematics and Science learning, collaborative learning, constructionism. I collaborate with a few European Science Museums where I organize science visits for my students. The approach is based on IBSE learning (Inquiry Based Science Education). Passioned about Learning and improving children and their families' lives. The more I learn the more I'd like to learn.

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Teacher, Club Mentor
Qualifications:
  • M.Ed. Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Physics Teacher
  • Ph.D. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics
Working for:
School and after-school Clubs ( ch.linkedin.com/in/robertocatanuto/ )

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  • Questions 41
  • Answers 215
  • Followers 37
  • Follows 17
  • Votes given 77
  • Votes received 243
Questions Answers Comments Votes
27Nov
What is your attitude toward imaginative play of children?

Thanks Maria, for this very clear answer, and hope to see you again on quib.ly!

23Nov
What is your attitude toward imaginative play of children?

Thanks for your nice post. I read it and learned from it. I just wanted to ask you back whether you think it's possible to have still imaginative ...

23Nov
What are the benefits and the drawbacks of letting an academically-advanced kid skip a grade?

Difficult to say, as every life path is different and may provide very different outcomes. If the kid is open to new friendships, I'd suggest to give ...

23Nov
How can we encourage students of all backgrounds to go into STEM?

There could be several ways, maybe a head start might be this very cool video: http://youtu.be/DblvNncjR9o

21Oct
Expert advice: Strategies for better study

Don t just tell teenagers to study more when you can help them to study better! Here you have a few tips to share with your kids that will ...

21Oct
My kid got a bad grade, what should I do? - part 1

First and foremost: never, ever blame your kids after bad grades. It basically affects their self-esteem, increases their anxiety which, in turn, ...

18Oct

While London is lumbered with Victorian relics for its train stations and some of the oldest railway tunnels in the world, in other ways the ...

17Sep
Which education system is getting it spot on?

I almost totally agree with such a school system...

17Sep

Education is seen as important throughout the world, to varying degrees, but not every country approaches educating their young in the same way, ...

17Sep
How should we change the education system to have a more creative generation?

Yes and no. That talk was really good in pointing out some of the most urgent problems in education systems today. However, it actually doesn't give ...

08Sep
Looking to the schools of the future

It's difficult to say what it will look like, but not difficult to say how we **hope** it will look like: 1. centered around the **real** needs ...

08Sep
The importance of good sleep behaviour on learning

I regret to say most of the schools still want to avoid these very well grounded considerations on our children sleeping patterns. Schools should ...

01Sep
Do labels stick to young kids and affect their behavior in the future?

Afraid it happens. One possible way out is constantly giving kids Growth-Mindset related hints and encouragement. Messages like: "your effort will ...

01Sep
If a homework assignment includes visiting a popular website such as YouTube, how do I make sure my kid stays on task?

Whenever possible, stay close the kid. Or have him/her work with an older and more trustworthy one. Never give access to the internet in a remote, ...

16Jul
What are the most interesting innovations and startups focused on primary and secondary education?

I can't provide an exhaustive answer, since it's not my job to keep up with **every** news springing in this field. As you said, there are thousands ...

16Jul
Any good education technology blogs or resources for parents and educators?

Heard of: [http://quib.ly/](http://quib.ly/) ? :) Seriously: [http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/](http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/) is probably one of ...

14Jul

The rising trend for divorce parties not to mention all the associated tat divorce cakes, cards, bunting etc is just ...

10Jul

Agree with Jane. Coursera is excellent. At the classroom level, use multimedia to engage your class. Talk less. Listen more. Ask your class good ...

Why aren't you yet seriously serious about Playing?

8 months ago | 2

Will TinkerBots be a new Tech entry point for kids?

8 months ago | 0

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

11 months ago | 1

How do you explain serious, life threatening diseases to children?

1 year ago | 1

How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?

1 year ago | 2

How do you turn your child's mistakes into a new opportunity for learning ?

1 year ago | 1

What do you think of long-distance adoptions ?

1 year ago | 1

Are there any online games suitable for under 6's ?

1 year ago | 3

What do you think about Clown Therapy ?

1 year ago | 1

Do you think industrialized countries are coping well with the phenomenon of NEETs among young people ?

1 year ago | 0

Do you use Internet daily quotas for your children ?

1 year ago | 1

How would rate a school with these three features 1. respectful for diversity 2. nurturing curiosity 3. geared towards creativity ?

1 year ago | 1

Will Hopscotch give a boost in younger girls into tech and programming ?

1 year ago | 1

In your opinion, which is the best teacher-to-students ratio in classrooms ?

1 year ago | 2

Which creative apps would you suggest for a 5 year-old kid ?

1 year ago | 3

Why would you say your child is creative ? Or why not ?

1 year ago | 0

Do you think children's environments are more geared towards extroversion rather than to personal reflection ?

1 year ago | 1

Would you say children are happier today than their peers 20 or 30 years ago ?

1 year ago | 1

Q: What is your attitude toward imaginative play of children?

A: Thanks for your nice post. I read it and learned from it. I just wanted to ask you back whether you think it's possible to have still imaginative ...

4 weeks ago

Q: What are the benefits and the drawbacks of letting an academically-advanced kid skip a grade?

A: Difficult to say, as every life path is different and may provide very different outcomes. If the kid is open to new friendships, I'd suggest to give ...

4 weeks ago

Q: How can we encourage students of all backgrounds to go into STEM?

A: There could be several ways, maybe a head start might be this very cool video: http://youtu.be/DblvNncjR9o

4 weeks ago

Q: Expert advice: Strategies for better study

A: Don t just tell teenagers to study more when you can help them to study better! Here you have a few tips to share with your kids that will let them ...

2 months ago

Q: My kid got a bad grade, what should I do? - part 1

A: First and foremost: never, ever blame your kids after bad grades. It basically affects their self-esteem, increases their anxiety which, in turn, ...

2 months ago

Q: How should we change the education system to have a more creative generation?

A: Yes and no. That talk was really good in pointing out some of the most urgent problems in education systems today. However, it actually doesn't give ...

3 months ago

Q: Do labels stick to young kids and affect their behavior in the future?

A: Afraid it happens. One possible way out is constantly giving kids Growth-Mindset related hints and encouragement. Messages like: "your effort will ...

3 months ago

Q: If a homework assignment includes visiting a popular website such as YouTube, how do I make sure my kid stays on task?

A: Whenever possible, stay close the kid. Or have him/her work with an older and more trustworthy one. Never give access to the internet in a remote, ...

3 months ago

Q: What are the most interesting innovations and startups focused on primary and secondary education?

A: I can't provide an exhaustive answer, since it's not my job to keep up with **every** news springing in this field. As you said, there are thousands ...

5 months ago

Q: Any good education technology blogs or resources for parents and educators?

A: Heard of: [http://quib.ly/](http://quib.ly/) ? :) Seriously: [http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/](http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/) is probably one of ...

5 months ago

Q: What subjects should teachers cover that they often don’t?

A: As a teacher, I try not to teach subjects, or cover contents. It's pretty pointless, especially in our knowledge-learning-driven society. I try to ...

5 months ago

Q: Which educational hashtags on Twitter can also be great resources for parents?

A: I frequently use #edtech, #edchat, #education. For students I'd go also for: #makered. I suggest to use the hashtags for tuning in when twitter chats ...

6 months ago

Q: Ideas for a whole school hands-?on mathematics day?

A: There are several ideas: - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)) are a ...

6 months ago

Q: How can children use YouTube to improve their education?

A: Go and have them explore ...

7 months ago

Q: How to get six-year-old to do homework properly?

A: I'm sorry to say your child is right. Most of homework is pretty waste of time, another way to steal children free time for personal driven learning ...

7 months ago

Q: An education PhD? Best places to study online or part / time? Areas in which research is scant? Areas in demand or experiencing growth?

A: What are your goals? Generally speaking, I'd definitely go with: 1. massive online education using current MOOCs (I'd go for Coursera, which has a ...

7 months ago

Q: Do all children have a talent?

A: Yes, they have. Most importantly, there are definitely not any **counter-talents**: the idea I want to convey is that sometimes educators tell ...

7 months ago

Q: Calculators or matter inside the skull?

A: The main mathematical thinking skills are (among others): * posing questions and making conjectures * thinking strategically when tackling a problem ...

9 months ago

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