It’s back-to-school season, and many of us tend to wax nostalgic. Whether you’re a student, parent or a teacher, late August evokes feelings of excitement, hopefulness, anticipation and perhaps anxiety. I am no exception. I have been profoundly deaf since the age of three. The best thing that happened to me was being included in regular classes at Scott Robertson School in Edmonton Public in the 1960s, even though I learned in a different way than my classmates. I had a large hearing
“Why shouldn’t the digital literacy industry harness the power of the Internet to create a single website where the “best practices” of digital inclusion nonprofits from around the could be shared by all?”
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Last week, I shared a plan here on the Radical to introduce students to high interest nonfiction reading using Remind -- a service that allows teachers to send updates to students and parents by text, email or app. If I could send out links to really cool science current events once a day, I reckoned, I might just succeed in my quixotic quest to make nonfiction cool to middle schoolers.
Are teamwork and collaboration interchangeable? For that matter, are cooperation and collaboration the same? Most of us tend to treat these words as synonyms. But I believe there are nuances that could help us be more effective. From what I’ve observed over the years, there’s a continuum based on the degree of interdependence and shared purpose (see image above).
What are the biggest obstacles to changing education? Some are economic. Others are infrastructural. Few are technological. The most significant challenges are philosophical. We are wedded to particular ways of thinking about school and learning and life that are limiting our ability to best serve our children. The way we live [...]
Schools and organisations which say they are looking to innovate and find new models for education are just as often to be found resorting to re-naming their head of IT as ‘Head of Innovation’ and sticking motivational posters on the staffroom wall which talk about ‘impossible is nothing’, but offer nothing more than flim-flam.
I was having a conversation with a tech director from another school , and we were discussing budgets and resources. The amounts were fairly staggering for bandwidth, subscriptions, and network support for content management and VPN.
Learning organisations are good at change. They are resilient and antifragile – that is that, like some biological systems, they get stronger when shocked by disorder and environmental change. More importantly they are good at change when there is no burning platform to drive change as a necessity, thus they stay ahead of the pack. They don't just learn as a bunch of individuals. They learn in teams, across teams and across the whole enterprise and beyond. Here's 9 ideas to enhance your abilities to learn individually and collectively in your enterprise.
When students spend 12 years in school being evaluated by teachers, it is difficult for them to develop an intrinsic sense of quality. They only know the values that exist outside themselves in the form of rubrics, scoring guides, and standards-generated data. However, I want students to own their educational experience. How can I encourage students to develop internal motivation, self- awareness, and intellectual autonomy, unless I allow them to define the expectations by which they will be evaluated?
Extensive training is the basis for giving teachers the autonomy to work the way they want. The result is a highly prized profession and an education system always near the top in international rankings
A new study done by researchers at Harvard University and Brown University found that a single individualized message sent weekly from a teacher to a parent documenting the student's performance in school was enough to reduce student failure by 41 percent.
You see it everywhere in K-12. Kindergarteners design toys for their friends to practice empathy, while learning to use a saw and glue-gun along the way. Second graders deepen their understanding of character traits while designing and sewing puppets to represent a character in a folk-tale. In high school physics, students make wind turbines in order to internalize an understanding of how magnetism can create electricity.
The “it” I’m referring to is “Making,” and simply put, Making is any activity where people create something, often with their hands.
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