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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sir Ken Robinson & His Views on Education

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sir Ken Robinson & His Views on Education | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to 2013. His first talk http://bit.ly/1fjhkH6 —presented sans multimedia in the true Sir Ken Robinson style — was made in 2006 and is the most viewed TED talk of all time. His follow-up talk given in 2010 http://bit.ly/1f6zZp2 also has been downloaded millions of times. I have seen Sir Ken speak many times and he is always inspiring and engaging, but his latest TED talk, http://bit.ly/IEXH0Q presented at TED Talks Education in April of this year, is my favorite yet. Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration. Presentations related to leadership must necessarily light a spark and point the way. Sir Ken does not scream or jump up and down but he nonetheless ignites, provokes, and inspires his live audience, and anyone else who cares to listen to his presentation on line, in a meaningful and memorable way. Millions of people have seen his latest talk, but just in case you have not, please set aside about 20 minutes to watch this outstanding, albeit short, talk below."

 


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Sir Ken Robinson's well known TED Talks are all here--a slide show of his quotes and much more.  

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simondcollins's curator insight, January 20, 3:11 AM

The brilliant Sir Ken Robinson.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 20, 10:51 AM

Sir Ken is always a good listen and viewing.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 22, 2:57 PM

Fabulous presenter making some excellent points about education.

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Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - City Limits

City Limits Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover City Limits Cultivating excellent teachers and retaining them in the profession are paramount goals, shared by a bevy of bedfellows usually at odds in the education-reform debate, from...
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Inexperienced teachers appears to be a primary issue...long hours, often lower pay and other factors figure into the equation. 

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The Trouble With Tenure

The Trouble With Tenure | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher job protections are being challenged, and a lawmaker and former school principal explains why that’s good.
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"Challenges to tenure have gathered considerable force, with many Democrats defying teachers unions and joining the movement.

After a California judge’s recent ruling that the state’s tenure protections violated the civil rights of children by trapping them with ineffective educators in a manner that “shocks the conscience,” Arne Duncan, the education secretary . . ."

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Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered

Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The complete opposite of helicopter parents...

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Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, faces the loss of its state charter.
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Closed book: When schooling isn't about getting an education...

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Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust

Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the brain makes snap judgments about a face's trustworthiness before we're even aware of it.
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Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . .

Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . . | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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 These education heroes opened their doors within the deadliest zip code in the entire nation.  Administrators told the students, "If you're not used to hugging, we are a nontraditional school, so get used to it.  We hug." From the beginning, they understood that it's all about building relationships. Successful schools must be more than student centered...they have to be community centered.   A school within a school concept & faculty looping--in action. But in the end, It's all about creating a sense of belonging somewhere....of being accepted and loved.

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Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY

Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids USA TODAY "We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school...
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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

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Paradigm shifts: Differences between Eastern and Western classrooms - Innovate My School

Paradigm shifts: Differences between Eastern and Western classrooms - Innovate My School | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
As seen in a recent infographic, education works differently around the world. Here, Seattle teacher and writer R.K. MacPherson discusses the main differences he’s discovered during his time as a teacher in Japan.
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The Innovate My School Portal has interesting articles and observations from outside the U.S. 

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Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.
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An interesting perspective of what we're asking, rewarding & reinforcing... and its impact on these too well trained "student thoroughbreds" today.

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Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advancing agents." (Photo: Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images)



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Appeals court upholds U. of Texas affirmative action policy @insidehighered

Appeals court upholds U. of Texas affirmative action policy @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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Unproductive Schools (State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement

Unproductive Schools (State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools.

A new report out Wednesday from the left-leaning Center for American Progress analyzes the educational productivity of nearly 7,...
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Center for American Progress: The rating mechanism at the bottom of the article displays individual school district by state comparing spending to their performance.  For example, in Cleveland, the Avon School District spends less but excels, so it's deemed "green".  What you don't want is "red".  There are some large districts missing from the analysis, but an informative ratings to consider as a taxpayer. 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 15, 1:14 PM

An  analysis  of individual school districts nationwide.

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This article highlights a recent report that looks at spending in relationship to achievement: what are schools spending their money on, and how successful is the school in supporting student achievement. Allocation of financial and human resources is an essential part of good school design, but is rarely analyzed .

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Stand on the Table!

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As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world....
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And raise the roof, Ann Klotz, Headmistress at Laurel School.  A must-read....! 

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LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major

LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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While not perfect, this new LinkedIn tool allows students and parents to evaluate employment & hiring prospects by college major.  It is a step in the right direction...

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States where English is the official language

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Five states are considering legislation this year to make English their official language. If passed, they would join the 31 states with existing official language laws.

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School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable

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School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity
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A new Kickstarter project aims to spark teenage girls' creativity online — with a little help from Pussy Riot and Yoko Ono.

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I have to admit I would have done really well in the School of Doodle.  However, I wonder how they'll incorporate all those little, nasty requirements like high school graduation tests, et. al.  However, this kickstarter campaign has  some really BIG names in support..!

 

Here is a direct link to their video:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/schoolofdoodle/school-of-doodle?ref=nav_search

 

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Carol Sanford's curator insight, August 10, 10:37 AM

WE can all get behind this. Especially if you have daughters or granddaughters 

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Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The Judge gets this one right!  

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Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY

Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Researchers explore using service dogs for autism USA TODAY Now, through the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, they're studying what happens when certified therapy dogs are placed in therapy sessions with groups of children...
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Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"How many times have you heard that “practice makes perfect?” Well, a new meta-analysis of dozens of previous studies shows that it is not always true. In this post, Alfie Kohn explains and talks about the consequences of this when it comes to education.'


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Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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An incredible list organized by subject matter....

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Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

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"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
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Liste de site pour trouver des formations gratuites (en anglais).

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3D-printing may revolutionize medical education

3D-printing may revolutionize medical education | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Professor Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education, said the simple and cost-effective anatomical kit would dramatically improve trainee doctors’ and other health professionals’ knowledge and could even contribute to the development of new surgical treatments.

 

“Many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive as a result of strict regulations governing where cadavers can be dissected,” he said.

 

“Without the ability to look inside the body and see the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, it’s incredibly hard for students to understand human anatomy. We believe our version, which looks just like the real thing, will make a huge difference.”

 

The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where cadavers aren’t readily available, or are prohibited for cultural or religious reasons.

 

After scanning real anatomical specimens with either a CT or surface laser scanner, the body parts are 3D printed either in a plaster-like powder or in plastic, resulting in high resolution, accurate color reproductions.

 

Further details have been published online in the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

References:Paul G. McMenamin, Michelle R. Quayle, Colin R. McHenry, Justin W. Adams, The production of anatomical teaching resources using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology, Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ase.14753D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training


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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 1:22 AM

La impresión 3D también va a mejorar la manera en que nos formamos los profesionales sanitarios

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The Superintendent's Chair: What Led Zeppelin teaches us about school reform

The Superintendent's Chair: What Led Zeppelin teaches us about school reform | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
@docmatthews: “What Led Zeppelin teaches us about school reform” (http://t.co/VaSM6QTYqM) #MichEd
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States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity

States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes ...
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