In the ten years since the launch of No Child Left Behind, these efforts have intensified. The results have been unimpressive. Graduation rates continue to falter and students and teachers alike are becoming more disaffected.
For the last year a revolt against high-stakes standardized testing has been growing around the country, with teachers, principals, superintendents, parents and students speaking out about the negative impact on education of this obsession.
Especially interested in this--reminds me of the "perserverance" through problem solving that presents itself often in the wording of the common core standards.
"I personally believe that most of the time if you’ve worked yourself enough, your brain starts to draw connections. Sometimes the connections happen before the problem solving, sometimes the problem solving happens before the connections."
"One of the outcomes of students making decisions about how they will learn and what standards of performance they will strive for is customization. Students do the customization within the teachers’ framework. Teachers don’t attempt to do the impossible—predict students’ learning variations and design appropriate exercises. The teaching task becomes how to design a classroom situation that maximizes students’ opportunities to choose and to learn from the results of those choices."
"Technology is a lot like sharing a good story with your class. When it connects to the lesson and provides a solid memorable story that students can wrap their minds around, go with it. When the story fizzles and the connection is lost – or it becomes a self-inflicted class distraction – set it aside, regroup and try to be wiser the next time."
& this one...
"The trick is to never let technology erode the relationships in your classroom. It takes awhile understand to how to effectively create the same relationships that existed in a traditional classroom. When the teacher is talking less, and the students are interacting more, the process for building community looks and feels very different."
A couple of weeks ago Scott Welch wrote an Edsurge opinion article in which he argued that edtech startups need to spend more time talking to teachers, to "get a handle on what technological solutions might have a positive impact...
"We live in a world where we all have the opportunity to share our thoughts instantly with the entire world, but schools have traditionally kept that learning within the confines of the building and have only shared during “special events”. If we give our students an authentic audience, we give them the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives, as well as the lives of others."
-Empowering student and teacher voice in learning
-Access vs. curating content and creators of content
-Bring real learning-learn from successful organizations, entreprenuership
-K-12 & Higher Ed: Stop talking about each other and start talking to each other (vertical planning anyone?)
"Take a look at the smartphone in your hand," Jaime Casap, global education evangelist for Google, told the crowd during his keynote at the FETC 2013 conference in Orlando Wednesday. "That smartphone is just a phone to a kid.
It's empty phraseology designed to sound like we are preparing for the future when we are already living in that future; and no one believes that what passes for a typical classroom today will be the classroom experience even 10 years from now, let...
"Those of us who offer innovative ways to educate believe we need to replace a factory method of teaching with a student-centered learning environment in which the roles of the teacher, student and administrator function differently at every level.
We need to believe the adults delivering education services are capable of being innovative, adaptive and collaborative and welcome being accountable for student outcomes. Then we need to invest in this belief by providing both the professional development and the infrastructure to make this belief a reality for all students and all teachers."
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