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Sep 14, 14

Satirical piece from the Onion about fixing our country's schools

Aug 17, 14

via Bo Adams - "n thinking about what we’ll need from our future leaders, executives have come to realize that the ability to innovate will be one of the foremost qualities–that is, the ability to quickly identify solutions for problems, many of which don’t even exist yet."

Jul 09, 14

A look at the education that we need to provide for our students in a world dominated by technology.

Apr 27, 14

from Sam Chaltain - Educators and school reformers — ignore at (y)our peril. (And crazy to think that this talk was from 2005!)

Mar 27, 14

he following post was written by Bill Brennan and originally appeared on Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground blog found at Education Week. The post was titled Schools...the New Digital Age Learning Organization? 

Feb 08, 14

Great TED Talk from the Director of the United States Office of Educational Technology.

Jan 15, 14

Here’s a sample list of principles, intended to start a conversation among educators, parents, and (let’s not forget) the students themselves in the creation of a school.

  • The Procedure: 1. Take notes during lectures, and hi-lite key sentences in the textbook. 2. Before a big test, load the notes and hi-lited passages into short-term memory. 3. Take the test. 4. Flush short-term memory and prepare for its re-use.
  • The Procedure, of course, is called “cramming.” Do it well and it leads steadily up the academic ladder.
  • But here’s a question: Does The Procedure have anything do with educating?

     

    Learning—real LEARNING—starts when, for whatever reason, the learner wants it to start. It proceeds if the aim is clear and what’s being learned connects logically and solidly to existing knowledge. It’s strengthened when mistakes are made, clarifying the potential and limitations of the new knowledge. It’s reinforced when it’s put to frequent, immediate, meaningful, real-world use. It becomes permanent when it’s made part of the learner’s organized, consciously known “master” structure of knowledge.

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  • They are heavily supported by a coalition of corporate entities that stand to make billions from the privatization of education.
  • The Common Core is NOT a new paradigm. It is old wine in a new, high tech bottle.
  • Our schools are being redefined as places that serve not the development of humanity, but the training of the workforce -- and as centers for corporate profit.

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