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How to Find Fulfilling Work

How to Find Fulfilling Work | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
On the art-science of "allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold."

"If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely,
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Study: Teacher Prep Programs Get Failing Marks : NPR

Study: Teacher Prep Programs Get Failing Marks : NPR | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The first-ever study of more than 1,100 schools of education released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality shows that teacher preparation is in disarray.
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Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline -- suspensions drop 85%

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline -- suspensions drop 85% | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well ...
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Finland Rethinks Factory-Style School Buildings

Finland Rethinks Factory-Style School Buildings | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
A new exhibit highlights efforts in Finland to design schools tailored to the learning needs of students and teachers.
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Why Do I Teach?

Why Do I Teach? | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
We should judge teaching not by the amount of knowledge it passes on, but by the enduring excitement it generates.
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What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools? | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Why the U.S. emphasis on "teacher effectiveness" won't by itself really improve schools.
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Why Learning Should Be Messy | MindShift

Why Learning Should Be Messy | MindShift | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i
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Cornell NYC Tech, Planned for Roosevelt Island, Starts Up in Chelsea

Cornell NYC Tech, Planned for Roosevelt Island, Starts Up in Chelsea | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley East? How Cornell is creating a cutting-edge graduate school from scratch.
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Education Lessons From Top-Ranked Finland And South Korea

Education Lessons From Top-Ranked Finland And South Korea | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Finland and South Korea top the charts in a new global education ranking. But with very different philosophies. We're looking at what the US – ranked number 17 – can learn.
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Teacher Leadership As A School Improvement Strategy

Teacher Leadership As A School Improvement Strategy | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
California teacher David B. Cohen discusses a plan for evaluating and compensating teachers, one in which teacher leadership plays the pivotal role.
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New programme to prepare immigrant students for high school

New programme to prepare immigrant students for high school | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Finnish education officials want to ensure that immigrant students complete their high school education.
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James Meredith asks 21 tough questions about school reform

James Meredith asks 21 tough questions about school reform | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The civil rights icon wants Americans to ask these questions to politicians, educators and school reformers.
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The Children Must Play

The Children Must Play | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
While observing recess outside the Kallahti Comprehensive School on the eastern edge of Helsinki on a chilly day in Apr
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Why I Want to Choose the 'Disadvantaged' Local School (and Why I Might Not)

Why I Want to Choose the 'Disadvantaged' Local School (and Why I Might Not) | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Our neighborhood has a charming, but struggling, neighborhood school — but the neighborhood kids don’t go there.
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A Team Approach to Get Students College Ready

A Team Approach to Get Students College Ready | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
A group called Blue Engine that places recent college graduates as full-time teaching assistants in a few public high schools is showing promising results.
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No Rich Child Left Behind

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Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.
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The Gorilla Speaks: It's Time to Change the Conversation About Public Education

The Gorilla Speaks: It's Time to Change the Conversation About Public Education | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Instead of pitting public schools against charters and vouchers, we've all got to take an unvarnished look at the gorilla in the room: poverty.
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Texas Considers Reversing Tough Testing and Graduation Requirements

Texas Considers Reversing Tough Testing and Graduation Requirements | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in the state that spawned test-based accountability in public schools say changes would allow teachers to be more creative and give students more flexibility.
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If You’ve Got the Skills, She’s Got the Job

If You’ve Got the Skills, She’s Got the Job | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Good-paying jobs are out there for those with the right kinds of training and education. Just listen to this businesswoman in Minnesota.
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Chicago Students Boycott the NAEP to Demand Safety

Chicago Students Boycott the NAEP to Demand Safety | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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Why Finland's public schools are so successful | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio

Why Finland's public schools are so successful | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright | CBC Radio | A New Approach to Learning | Scoop.it
The hand wringing over the state of public education in North America has produced a lot of reports, proposals and tensions between teachers, school boards, students, parents and governments.  
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