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Learning in a Digital World - Patch.com

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There are better ways to learn and many reasons to do so.
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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...
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Democratic schooling: teachers leave them kids alone

Democratic schooling: teachers leave them kids alone | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Imagine a school where the students have equal say with the teachers, principal and governors in all areas of school life. Their say is not limited to being school or house captain, prefect or a member…
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Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally

Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Brilliant.org is an online hub for the world's most promising young minds to come together, connect, and see how they measure up against one another. Khim says she's already hearing that students are listing Brilliant on their college applications.
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How to Reach Reluctant Learners

How to Reach Reluctant Learners | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
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The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools

The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening.
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Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In

Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In | Alternative education | Scoop.it
A documentary film airing on public television in September explores the incredible work that students can produce when their passions and interests drive learning.
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Seven sins of forced education | The Circle School

Seven sins of forced education | The Circle School | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Highly recommended   Children are biologically predisposed to take charge of their own education. So says psychologist Peter Gray in his recent
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The emotional abuse of our children: Teachers, schools, and the sanctioned violence of our modern institutions.

I want to start this article by doing a little thought experiment. Imagine for a moment that you are in a group of twenty people.
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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools | Alternative education | Scoop.it
We’re fans of the pro-hero approach, rather than using an anti-bullying framework,  but given that most educational institutions still think and act in terms of anti-bullying, this recent study by the American Educational Research Association…...
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WATCH: How A Teacher Encouraged Her Students With An 'F'

WATCH: How A Teacher Encouraged Her Students With An 'F' | Alternative education | Scoop.it
In the spring of my career, I found myself questioning the choice of my life's work. The students did not appear to be motivated, the paperwork was overwhelming and the constant change of educational direction was discouraging.
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Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards?

Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards? | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, came out in favor of a two-year moratorium on adverse consequences for schools and teachers that have been proposed in connection with the...
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Sudbury Valley School • Online Library. Featured Essays

The Sudbury Valley School K12 High School alternative independent responsible
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Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Free Resources and Curriculum

Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Free Resources and Curriculum | Alternative education | Scoop.it
TESA is working to build and release new curriculum on issues regarding social, economic, and environmental justice on a regular basis. These are portions of larger curricula, games, and other materials we are releasing.
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Subversive education

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Noam Chomsky on Wednesday joined Bruno della Chiesa, a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in an Askwith Forum covering the legacy of the radical Brazilian educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997) and his 1968 book, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”
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An Educated Person

"Don't you think there are things that every educated person should know?" I hear this fairly often, generally in response to my stated disinterest in having Common Core standards in particular and...
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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | Alternative education | Scoop.it
In England children now start formal schooling, and the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy at the age of four.  A recent letter signed by around 130 early childhood education experts, including myself, published in the Daily Telegraph  (11 Sept 2013) advocated an extension of informal, play-based pre-school provision and a delay to the start of formal ‘schooling’ in England from the current effective start until the age of seven (in line with a number of other European countries who currently have higher levels of academic achievement and child well-being).
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No_NAPLAN.pdf

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NAPLAN: standardized tests by any other name...

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The Case For Abolishing Homework In American Schools

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This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening.
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A New framework for Working and Learning | Lefty Parent

A New framework for Working and Learning | Lefty Parent | Alternative education | Scoop.it
For many of us the rules of engagement at work are changing, from the traditional approach of being told what to do by “bosses”, to a new more egalitarian
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6 Ways To Make Sure You Don't Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff

6 Ways To Make Sure You Don't Hate Your Life And Actually Enjoy It And Stuff | Alternative education | Scoop.it
This is basically the best life advice in the history of the universe.
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The Solution to a Bad Guy With a Test Is a Good Guy With a Test

The Solution to a Bad Guy With a Test Is a Good Guy With a Test | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Arne Duncan demonstrates a breathtaking lack of awareness about the effects of Race to the Top (RTTT). Far from being chastened by what is going on in schools around the country, the Secretary is doubling down on his test-driven offensive.
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A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com

A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School | TIME.com | Alternative education | Scoop.it
in a new paper, the highly influential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau endorses mandatory personal finance classes in grades K-12.
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9 Ways to Help Nurture Young Changemakers

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“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S.
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The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit

The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Schools will become moral institutions only when children are free to quit.
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Testing is killing learning

Testing is killing learning | Alternative education | Scoop.it
As public school children sit down to take standardized tests, educators explain why they don't work
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