As such, many schools are under the leadership of leaders who lack the qualifications necessary to operate educational institutions in an era marked by rapid and constant change. If the educational scenery is to realize any meaningful ...
Only about a third of the world's population has access to the internet. Here in the United States, libraries have become a major source of Internet access for people who otherwise can't afford computers or net access -- and the same goes for libraries around the world. Giving people access to the Internet in a public setting doesn't mean handing them a free pass to infinite animated GIFs; it means jobs, health information, and education.
Via Zarah Gagatiga, Karen Bonanno
“ As a new report highlights four schools leading the way in citizenship education, research author, Jamie Audsley, shows how other schools can learn from their example The start of the school year is a pertinent time to think about the messages we...”
Via Rabbi David Etengoff
"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider. Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."
Via John Evans
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. This is evidenced by the listening standards found in the Common Core and also the integral role listening plays in collaboration and communication, two of the four Cs of 21st century learning.
Via Deb Gardner, Mel Riddile
There are a lot of early childhood education questions being asked. Here are answers to five of the biggest ones. The post ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions appeared first on Edudemic.
I believe the 21st century education is idiosyncratic in nature. It has acquired some distinctive features that sets it apart from the kind of traditional education that was prevalent in the 20th century. Of course it does not take you long to guess the reason behind this change , digital revolution has and is still radically transforming the way learning and instruction is delivered.
Via Elizabeth E Charles
"As teachers we understandably believe that it is the ‘teaching’ that causes learning. But this is too egocentric a formulation. As I said in my previous post, the learner’s attempts to learn causes all learning. The teaching is a stimulus; the attempted learning (or lack of it) is the response. No matter what the teacher says or does, the learner has to engage with and process the ‘teaching’ if learning is to happen."
Via John Evans
Phillip Heath's insight:
Great teachers are rarely the centre of attention, but always have presence
“ “A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.” - Friedrick Nietzsche, German philosopherHeadlines of Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post for $250 million got me thinking”
Via Carlos Fosca
Phillip Heath's insight:
We have to even if it means resisting the urge to test constantly
Flaxmere principal on button from day one Hawke's Bay Today Flaxmere College principal Louise Anaru, who last week was presented with a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award, has transformed the once under-achieving decile one school into an educational...
The Guardian 'I'd never held teachers in high regard – but I do now' The Guardian "I have a lot of friends I was at school with who hadn't gone on to do much at all, so I was interested in why I'd done well in education and some of my peers hadn't.