What would you ask Diana Picasso, Hans Zimmer, Jonas Mekas and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman if you had the chance to pick each of their big, innovative brains for even just a moment? Imagine, you can only interrogate with one consistent question f...
A teacher I work with asked me last week, “How do we deal with those students who aren’t doing anything with Genius Hour? I feel like I’ve helped and helped…but they don’t seem to care at all.” Maybe you’ve had this same experience with a student (or group of students) while running a Genius Hour …
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.In this collection, we share perspectives on coding from a university professor's vantage (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an elementary school's point of view (Sheena Vaidyanathan describes the program for sixth graders in Los Altos, Calif.), and other points in between.
In a new book by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, "Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions" proposes a six-step process for teaching students to formulate their own questions and take ownership of their learning.
Today while I was working on a list of the best TED Talks that teachers can watch in this summer, I realized that the list is going to be very long and still would not include all the videos i want you to watch. One solution to this is to share playlists of TED talks created by renowned educators and thinkers like Ken Robinson, Malcolm London...etc.
A nice collection of other people's favorite talks. . .I like that!
The evidence demonstrating the dangers of extrinsic rewards and the importance of helping people develop intrinsic motivation is pretty overwhelming at this point (see The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students).