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Fed Up With Lunch

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The School Lunch Project
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Having attended public school for a few years, I got the chance to experience public school lunches. While I think it's great that school districts provide free and reduced lunches, I am appalled at the poor quality.

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Kathleen Porter-Magee , Sol Stern - The Truth about Common Core

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Why are prominent conservatives criticizing a set of rigorous educational standards?
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After doing research, I have found that Common Core gets a bad rap for no reason.

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No Child Left Behind - Education Week Research Center

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I don't think the No Child Left Behind Act is working very well. Based on personal experiences I don't think that standardized tests are very effective. 

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Podcast: A teachers’ manifesto for the 21st century | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

Podcast: A teachers’ manifesto for the 21st century | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
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I'm so intrigued by Pestalozzi's ideas and would love to find ways to teach kids with different learning styles.

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Educational Leadership:Using Standards and Assessments:Why Standardized Tests Don't Measure Educational Quality

Educational Leadership:Using Standards and Assessments:Why Standardized Tests Don't Measure Educational Quality | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
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I agree with this article! I was never confronted with standardized testing until I started public school in high school and I've always felt that they are not an adequate way to measure educational quality.

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Technology in the Classroom: The Good and Bad

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For a child, technology plays many roles: teacher, babysitter, playmate and pacifier. As a result, our kids are drifting between the digital and analog worlds, and often find themselves tripped up by the border between the two.
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I think we may put too much emphasis on technology in the classroom. I have found that more technology leads to more distractions.

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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com

Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over...
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Coming from a school system that did not have "standardized testing," this topic interests me a lot. I am curious to learn more about the theory behind standardized tests and how they impact what students learn.

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The Montessori Method

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I am interested in learning about different approaches to teaching as I do not believe that all students benefit from "standardized testing" and "No Child Left Behind."

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This Brilliant Math Teacher Has A Formula To Save Kids' Lives

This Brilliant Math Teacher Has A Formula To Save Kids' Lives | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
What Chase's teacher is doing when she sits in her empty classroom studying those lists written with shaky 11-year-old hands -- is SAVING LIVES. I am convinced of it. She is saving lives....
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An inspiration to all teachers! A great way to counteract bullying.
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Johann H. Pestalozzi and informal education

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Theory and Philosophy from the 1700s-1800s


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Pestalozzi believed that all children learn differently, so instruction should be tailored to each individual child. Maybe this is something we should consider as teachers?

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Class Size - Education Week Research Center

Class Size - Education Week Research Center | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
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When it comes to class size, I feel like smaller class sizes allow for a better learning environment because it allows for teachers to focus more on struggling students.

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Are school uniforms helping or hindering? - TODAY.com

Are school uniforms helping or hindering? - TODAY.com | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Are your kids dressing for school this fall in standard khakis and polo shirts or are they getting decked out in the latest skinnies...
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I'm very intrigued by the argument that school uniforms minimize bullying. I've never had to wear a uniform so I do not have any personal experiences with this.

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We Are Teachers

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Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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This website is a very useful source. I like the teaching strategies that they share.

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

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I love this! I think a lot of kids would benefit from a MI school vs a non MI school.

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Emily Budman's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:00 PM

Why can't all school be this individualized? I wonder if these kids will be at a disadvantage if they attend a non MI high school. 

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School Bullying - Bullying Statistics

School bullying refers to all types of bullying done on school property, whether it is peer-to-peer bullying, bullying of younger children by older children, or bullying in which a teacher is either a victim or a culprit. Keep reading for more information on school bullying.
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This was interesting because it outlines the different types of bullying. Now we just need to figure out how to prevent bullying.

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Private Schools Versus Public Schools | Private Vs Public

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Here's a list of the pros and cons of private schools versus public schools, as compiled by Our Kids. We've been covering education for ten years now, thanks to the magazine Our Kids Go to School and this website.
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I have attended both private and public school. It seems that private school is oftentimes more rigorous than public school. I think it is sad that quality of education in public schools oftentimes depends on what area you live in. How can we ensure that less wealthy students also have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education?

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NABE - Bilingual Education

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We are raising my daughter to be trilingual and the idea of a formal bilingual education is really interesting to me. I think children definitely benefit from learning languages when they are young because it is easier for them during this time.

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Teasing obese kids doesn't help them lose weight. It can backfire.

Teasing obese kids doesn't help them lose weight. It can backfire. | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it

 because For overweight and obese children, school can feel lonely, hostile and unsafe because of teasing, bias and unchecked bullying.


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I am very interested on educating myself on this issue because I was often teased about my weight as a child.

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Emily Budman's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:58 PM

I'm really interested in this topic because of my own personal experience as an overweight elementary school student.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

 

Mitra’s work has roots in educational practices dating back to Socrates. Theorists from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi to Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori have argued that students should learn by playing and following their curiosity.

 

Einstein spent a year at a Pestalozzi-inspired school in the mid-1890s, and he later credited it with giving him the freedom to begin his first thought experiments on the theory of relativity.

 

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin similarly claim that their Montessori schooling imbued them with a spirit of independence and creativity.

 


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Students in control of their own education. This is amazing! Will this revolutionize education?

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Daniella Broomberg's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:44 AM

I really enjoyed this article. Finally a postivive slant on education that provides teachers with a way of improving and changing the way they interact with students. I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that as the world changes and expects different qualities and skills from students, so too must the education system reform. 

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I really enjoyed this article. Finally a postivive slant on education that provides teachers with a way of improving and changing the way they interact with students. I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that as the world changes and expects different qualities and skills from students, so too must the education system reform. 

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The main focus of this article is discovering the most effective way to learn. In Mexico, a school José Urbina López Primary School 

 changed their curriculum and allowed children the freedom to explore and learn on their own. The new curriculum was modeled after Sugata Mitra’s “school in the cloud.” In today’s age of constant information, “school in the cloud” challenged if a computer can teach students as well as a teacher.

 

I found this article incredibly intriguing. The model of education has been the same since the 1800’s. A teacher instructs a classroom of pupils with routine tests to analyze  each student's progress. I have heard of online high schools and college classes, but the idea that seven year olds can learn on their own astonishes me. I never even thought of changing the standard teacher-student classroom in elementary school.  Replacing a teacher with a computer is an extraordinary idea for the future. It is very difficult to imagine. However, our society is changing with this new technology. Therefore, it makes sense to me that our education system should change along with it.

 

Most people would agree that it is easier to learn material that one finds interesting. The type of learning in this article plays into this strength. I wonder if this type of learning would work in an area with distractions such as television, video games, and cell phones. I would be interested to see if the outcome would show the same positive results. I do not think it would. 

 

 This article ties in with the TedTalk by Sugata Mitra. To further learn about this type of learning, I suggest watching the video

 

 http://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/179015266/how-much-can-children-teach-themselves

 

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Pestalozzi Programme | Home

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The Pestalozzi Programme is the Council of Europe's training and capacity building programme for education professionals.

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Child-centered view of children based on love and respect. 

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