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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 42
  • Answers 215
  • Followers 38
  • Follows 18
  • Votes given 79
  • Votes received 243
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09Nov
Using LEGO to bring numbers to life

If you've slightly older kids, like 10+, here is a list of wonderful activities you can play with to delve into robotics and maths: ...

09Nov

If your kid is as LEGO obsessed as we are, you might already know, at least in theory, that these sturdy plastic blocks have huge intrinsic ...

19Oct

Would you want Socrates as your child's teacher?

02May
Fun educational games to improve your child's math skills

There is a new and fun app which I could recommend: [https://itunes.apple.com/app/id958132375](https://itunes.apple.com/app/id958132375) It's aimed ...

23Jan

I love paper books and am still to attempt to even try and hold a Kindle and read from one! However, the other day, I was working with a 9 year old ...

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
What is the best education system in the world?

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 ...

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
What will the School of the Future look like?

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
How to stop your kid's sleep deprivation

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 ...

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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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, ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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, ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year ago

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

A: Go and have them explore ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

2 years ago

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