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LeBron James And Khan Academy Team Up To Solve Free Throw 'Problem' - Forbes

LeBron James And Khan Academy Team Up To Solve Free Throw 'Problem' - Forbes | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James and Khan Academy founder Salman “Sal” Khan collaborated a math project.  Yep..you heard me right.  Math.

 

Did you even know there was a Khan-LeBron Pedagogy?  Better read this and get ready to expand your thinking!!!

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Teacher helps district win $25,000 prize for anti-obesity program - TwinCities.com

Teacher helps district win $25,000 prize for anti-obesity program - TwinCities.com | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

We talk about what to do...this teacher designed something and went out and taught students how to take control over their lives.  Pretty cool!!!

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

 

A great deal of attention has been directed at the success of Finland's educational system.  Can we emulate their success in America?  Anu Partanen outlines the core of Finland's success story - but her article raises the question:  Can the Finnish model be successfully applied to America?

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ratzelster's comment, June 14, 2012 5:38 PM
Thanks for posting Annenamuth.....so how do we do a better job creating policy that's effective, builds on teachers successes and helps students like this?
annenamuth's comment, June 14, 2012 5:44 PM
I don't have an answer for that. Competition is a big part of my daily life as a teacher. Our school competes for more students to choice in. Teacher Accountability laws are creating competition between teachers. Students compete with each other to be in better classes. The article is interesting. It would be a huge paradigm shift to start approaching education with a focus on equality, not competition. I think it would be a good change. I did notice that the article mentions a lot of social services were offered to all kids -- like free meals and counseling. A huge shift in thinking . . . and spending.
Rod Powell's comment, June 14, 2012 5:49 PM
As luck would have it my daughter is studying abroad in Finland this month. I plan to Skype with her class tomorrow. I'll ask her Finnish classmates about their perceptions of the Finnish system.