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Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide

Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New...
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Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths ... - Siliconrepublic.com

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What Happened When I Opted My Kids Out Of Standardized Tests

What Happened When I Opted My Kids Out Of Standardized Tests | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
By Lisa T. McElroy for Slate

Deciding to opt my two daughters out of Colorado standardized testing seemed like a no-brainer. We aren’t permanent Colorado residents -- we’re just here for one academic year while I’m a visiting pro...
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How To Become A Jedi Knight

How To Become A Jedi Knight | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
In 2005 I was going to go out of business (again). My biggest investor had to pull out. His business had failed. He had a nervous twitch and whenever I ran into him he was constantly twitching, “I
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. We assume kids should learn long division before gravitational physics, but this presents a problem for [...]

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Marc Tirel's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:44 AM

guess what ?   i'm a macroscopic learner !   ;-)  

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM

I think we deceived ourselves into believing the importance of the why and what for questions. Education, in its truest forms, is all about being able to take learning and apply it to life in some meaningful way. Education and life are inseparable similar to the way teaching and learning are.

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Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
RT @biepbl: [READ] Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture http://t.co/wMJrAVs70j #Education #Schools #EdReform
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How Privilege Works in the U.S.

How Privilege Works in the U.S. | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

HT to Rishona Campbell for finding this photo.

 

"The power of the privilege depends on the situation."



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Which privileges do you think make the most difference most of the time?"


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Urban Farm and sustainability education blossom with student interest

Urban Farm and sustainability education blossom with student interest | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Near the fertile land of the Willamette River is a garden owned and maintained by the University of Oregon. It’s called the Urban Farm and it is where students are cultivating skills to grow their own food and truly live sustainably.
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Why Americans Are So Polarized: Education and Evolution

Why Americans Are So Polarized: Education and Evolution | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Improvements in learning and the tendency to choose like-minded mates may be helping to create divided politics.
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So it’s certainly possible to transcend the attitudes that threaten to divide us. The first steps in doing so are to understand our political nature, develop realistic expectations about ideological diversity, and make a renewed commitment to pragmatism over ideology.

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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues Tait Coles The pedagogy popularised by E.D.Hirsch, and recently promoted by the li...

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher (Top story:Future Leaders and Tech Tools 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Diffe… http://t.co/dBSQzNWlMb, see more...
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Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity

Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Elite universities should not be asking, “Why do we have so few low-income students?” but “How do we have so many wealthy ones?”  (69% of Yale's freshman class comes from families with income over $120,000; median U.S.
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Confronting the Crisis in Teacher Training

Confronting the Crisis in Teacher Training | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Credit: Thomas Reis Melissa Zipper needs less than a second to tally the value of her teacher-preparation experience: "Nothing." Looking back on the nine-month master's degree program, (Cant wait RT #teachSDA talks Teacher Training programs...
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Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education - Huffington Post

Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education - Huffington Post | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education
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A few years ago, when I was blogging at Education Week with Deborah Meier, a reader introduced the term FUD. I had never heard of it.
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The Neuroscience Of Imagination

The Neuroscience Of Imagination | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:27 AM

There is a great point about creativity being a whole brain conversation. That means the whole brain needs to be developed so the conversation is an integrated one.

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Surprising secrets of how much we test our children

Surprising secrets of how much we test our children | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally calculated testing time and found wild variations and deceptive school schedules.
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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues Tait Coles The pedagogy popularised by E.D.Hirsch, and recently promoted by the li...

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Fighting for an education: Pakistani woman builds 'dream' school in poor ... - Fox News

Fighting for an education: Pakistani woman builds 'dream' school in poor ...
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KARACHI, Pakistan – Humaira Bachal knows firsthand how lack of education hurts her community.
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Philadelphia Leader Makes the Case for Arts ... - Education Week

Philadelphia Leader Makes the Case for Arts ... - Education Week | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
When the budget crisis struck last year, Mr. Creedon advised arts teachers to get on a school leadership team, beef up their certification, and explain to their colleagues how arts were linked to learning.
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. We assume kids should learn long division before gravitational physics, but this presents a problem for [...]

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Marc Tirel's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:44 AM

guess what ?   i'm a macroscopic learner !   ;-)  

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM

I think we deceived ourselves into believing the importance of the why and what for questions. Education, in its truest forms, is all about being able to take learning and apply it to life in some meaningful way. Education and life are inseparable similar to the way teaching and learning are.

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NASA Links Science Education with Sports in its...

NASA Links Science Education with Sports in its... | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Reaching out to get kids excited about learning by connecting sports with science education, NASA may have hit a home-run of its own with its innovative online educational program.
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10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders

10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
"You don't need to be in a leadership position, to be a leader." By Jill Thompson We need teacher leaders! Why? Teacher leaders are the ones that make change happen. They are the ones that understa...
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Ohio’s New School Models Spur Innovation | Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education

Ohio’s New School Models Spur Innovation | Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
These OH schools adopted college & career-ready models and are inspiring other schools to follow their innovation --> http://t.co/V7lRFZvbr0
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Teacher Leadership as a Disruptive Force

Teacher Leadership as a Disruptive Force | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Since teacher leaders are classroom-based professionals who are on-the-ground innovators, I thought I'd take the liberty of seeing how these 9 principles would help describe the disruptive force of teacher leadership ("As teacher leaders, we need ...
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Compasses over maps - There is so much stress in the teaching profession now because folks are hoping for maps and hard guidelines. The big secret is that there really is no map, just a direction. In a constantly shifting landscape, one just keeps moving towards the horizon--better than hiding out in a cave! 

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The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic

The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
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