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School’s Out for Summer: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century

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Better education through gaming.
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Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works!

Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works! | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some perspectives on successful implementation of expanded learning time.

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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

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The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"The reality in Canada, which is unfortunate in Dr. Sahlberg’s view, is that students are rewarded for competing against their peers, teachers are held accountable by their class’s performance on exams, and schools are compared through widely published standardized test results. Finland takes an alternative approach. Students receive only narrative evaluation instead of marks or grades until Grade 5. Thereafter, their grades rely on how they’ve performed relative to their individual potential rather than as compared to their classmates. “Teachers stress grades as little as possible,” Dr. Sahlberg says. “This means that students ‘compete’ against themselves, not one another.”"

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CERT's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:09 AM

We, as teachers are frequently under the impression, that unless we control what children learn, we wouldn't have done our duties as teachers. At CERT we believe that giving the children enough flexibility to be creative and express their own ways of learning, is an imperative ingredient in the recipe for success and excellence. We need learners who are critical, reflective and show initiative. Rote learning, standardised tests, etc. are easy ways to have a silent classroom. Learning goes so much more beyond that. 

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Six Swedish Lessons - One Flight

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By: Joe Mazza As our flight left Newark for Stockholm, Sweden, I introduced myself to the woman sitting next to me on the nine-hour flight. She saw I was reading Finnish Lessons, and asked me if I ...
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-Honesty and trust are always trending.

Ongoing mentoring supports for students, teacher and leaders.

-Personal connections with kids can have lasting impacts.

-Mistakes are accepted and expected for adults and kids alike.

-Early intervention starts at age 1.

-Family engagement.

 

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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes

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Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system.
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A call to reinvent education.

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SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Questions are powerful things. Socrates knew this. Einstein too. But curiosity has gotten a bad rep over the years. First there was that little incident
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Great post about re-shaping the questions people are asking about education.

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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: The New Bill of Rights for All Students

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Every student needs:

-someone who cares about their development

-to do what they like to do each day

-to do what they are best at every day

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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its technology-infused Future S...
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We can learn a lot from this highly successful school!

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Inspired by Finland - 5 Goals I'm Setting Now

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By Joe Mazza Last week on my the flight out to Finland, I was lucky enough to sit next to a higher up in the Swedish educational system. The takeaways from that conversation were transitioned into ...

Via Leslie Maniotes
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-Don't be wasteful.

-Develop trust in one another.

-Develop deep relationships; have self-discipline.

-Think, talk, model innovation by default.

-It's not about the accolades or being #1.

 

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Leslie Maniotes's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:39 PM

Don't be wastful, build trusting relationships... good lessons for us in education

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Stop Stealing Dreams

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The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s.
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