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

Stats

  • Questions 39
  • Answers 193
  • Followers 33
  • Follows 16
  • Votes given 70
  • Votes received 225
Questions Answers Comments Votes
26Jan
Should students be pushed to learn coding at school?

I tend to think that law does not _automatically _create behavior. I mean that you've to **want **to do something. While, if anyone **forces **you to ...

24Jan

Yes! This reminds me of the Singapore Math Method? This method prompts students to learn and master fewer math concepts. Kids learn math in a three ...

17Jan
Can neuroscientists improve education?

I currently am co-organizing an evening Laboratory for parents at my school. It hosts a neurologist who proposes case studies and help attendees draw ...

17Jan

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

12Jan
Will wearable tech be as big as the smartphones?

It's difficult to preview the future. That's why humans tend to **invent **it from the past. I think many upcoming tech new construction are going to ...

12Jan
Can neuroscientists improve education?

Is this question closed? I'd like to answer but can't find where. Thanks

24Dec
Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

I still have to experience on it, but the premises look good till now. I'm still not sure how much **open **the assembling is. I mean: * is it ...

13Dec
How can parents emphasise learn first, play later?

Really difficult if children and parents are forced to think: play is NOT learning. Children are not to blame if they consider school a mostly ...

13Dec
Why unschooling doesn’t mean uneducated

One of the best educational books ever written for ages: ...

13Dec

There was recently an article in the

13Dec
How can children learn coding on their smartphones?

Many are out there. Heard of [code.org](http://code.org)? Give a try to: 1. ...

13Dec
If male and female brains are different, should schooling be single sex?

It strictly depends on the age your're thinking about. I don't like strict single-sex environment anyway. I think they miss something from the world ...

29Nov
Can exercise be linked to better performance in school?

Of course it does! Take a look at: [http://www.brainrules.net/exercise](http://www.brainrules.net/exercise) Enjoy!

29Nov
Should schools integrate programming in their classes?

Of course! Programming helps developing great logical-analitycal skills in many ways. A great worldwide initiative is underway in these days, why ...

29Nov
How can technology inspire creativity at Christmas?

I'd suggest all the fantastic ways to connect creativity, computers and physical objects: * makey makey * rapsberry pi * Lego WeDo * (for the ...

07Nov

Slowly, gently and honestly. We lost our brother in law a couple of years ago this November. He had two young children. He was ill for over a year, ...

06Nov

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

03Nov
What is the role of handwriting in Education?

From my own experience, there is a whole wealth of intellectual activities where handwriting is way faster and more handful than digital writing. For ...

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 1

How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?

3 years ago | 2

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

3 years ago | 1

What do you think of long-distance adoptions ?

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 3

What do you think about Clown Therapy ?

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 0

Do you use Internet daily quotas for your children ?

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 2

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

3 years ago | 2

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

3 years ago | 0

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

3 years ago | 1

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

3 years ago | 1

What's the one-stop blog about education ?

3 years ago | 3

Will http://openbadges.org/ create a new worldwide way to assess learning ?

3 years ago | 2

Q: Should students be pushed to learn coding at school?

A: I tend to think that law does not _automatically _create behavior. I mean that you've to **want **to do something. While, if anyone **forces **you to ...

3 years ago

Q: Can neuroscientists improve education?

A: I currently am co-organizing an evening Laboratory for parents at my school. It hosts a neurologist who proposes case studies and help attendees draw ...

3 years ago

Q: Will wearable tech be as big as the smartphones?

A: It's difficult to preview the future. That's why humans tend to **invent **it from the past. I think many upcoming tech new construction are going to ...

3 years ago

Q: Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

A: I still have to experience on it, but the premises look good till now. I'm still not sure how much **open **the assembling is. I mean: * is it ...

3 years ago

Q: How can parents emphasise learn first, play later?

A: Really difficult if children and parents are forced to think: play is NOT learning. Children are not to blame if they consider school a mostly ...

3 years ago

Q: How can children learn coding on their smartphones?

A: Many are out there. Heard of [code.org](http://code.org)? Give a try to: 1. ...

3 years ago

Q: If male and female brains are different, should schooling be single sex?

A: It strictly depends on the age your're thinking about. I don't like strict single-sex environment anyway. I think they miss something from the world ...

3 years ago

Q: Can exercise be linked to better performance in school?

A: Of course it does! Take a look at: [http://www.brainrules.net/exercise](http://www.brainrules.net/exercise) Enjoy!

3 years ago

Q: Should schools integrate programming in their classes?

A: Of course! Programming helps developing great logical-analitycal skills in many ways. A great worldwide initiative is underway in these days, why ...

3 years ago

Q: How can technology inspire creativity at Christmas?

A: I'd suggest all the fantastic ways to connect creativity, computers and physical objects: * makey makey * rapsberry pi * Lego WeDo * (for the ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the role of handwriting in Education?

A: From my own experience, there is a whole wealth of intellectual activities where handwriting is way faster and more handful than digital writing. For ...

3 years ago

Q: Which financial and numeracy apps do you recommend?

A: This is all about numeracy and might give a great boost to number sense skills for children: ...

3 years ago

Q: How do I teach my child about different cultures?

A: Sift through the web and find a whole wealth of educational communities for kids to connect with [Edmodo.com](http://edmodo.com) is one of the top ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I keep up to speed with what children are learning at school?

A: Build connections (!) by 1. asking your class adviser (if any) how to keep up with topics and competences covered at school 2. physically going to ...

3 years ago

Q: Will you be participating in 'Hour of Code'?

A: Yes, I plan to. Still not sure how, but I'm going to incorporate my after-school optional CS classes into my regular morning Math classes. There's ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

A: I submit digital homework all the times the medium required for completing the work is digital. I let students totally free to choose between paper ...

3 years ago

Q: What do You think does hypertrusteeship of parents influence on the socialization of the child?

A: Thanks for sharing. I'll have a look.

3 years ago

Q: Which websites, games or apps do you recommend that help six and seven-year-olds with Maths?

A: Chanda, go for: Wuzzit Trouble probably the first game app **seriously** aimed at what you're asking. I'm afraid the rest is just a remix of ...

3 years ago

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