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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Summer is expiring, the mornings already feel shorter and now, for families across the country, it's that dark time of year when we reacquaint ourselves with our alarm clocks and – whisper it – go back to school (although children in Scotland went back two weeks ago).

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Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?

Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Schooling and institutionalized education have become removed from true, instinctual, and human/humane learning.  Humans have been learning since the beginning of time with major discoveries and innovations historically and currently emerging in spite of school.  This is the biggest problem I have with schools – most are contrived and coercive and do not honor the innate human need and desire to learn, discover, and evolve."

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 7:24 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein states "to fully understand the purpose of school, the history of its evolution as an institution needs to be understood." After this is discussed she provides refers to an article that discusses "how to bring our schools out of the 20th century."

The next section shares quotes from a wide range of people on schooling. Three are below.

* Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  Albert Einstein

* Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

* Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  Bertrand Russell

She then looks at the messages sent out by our current school system and asks if we are questioning "What is the purpose of school?"

In fact, there are 8 questions that are raised in this post. You can find them in the image above, or you may click through to the post.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 7:41 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 7:49 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 12:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

ExamTime's curator insight, May 6, 1:42 AM

I think learners producing content rather than simply consuming is an important point to keep in mind. This idea is the basis of why ExamTime, the elearning web-app I work on, was created. With ExamTime, students create their own Mind Maps, Flashcards and other learning aids to improve their understanding of theory and overall learning. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 9:55 AM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

 

 By Jim Taylor, Ph. D.

 

"There is...a growing body of research that technology can be both beneficial and harmful to different ways in which children think. Moreover, this influence isn’t just affecting children on the surface of their thinking. Rather, because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations.."


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Linda Buckmaster's comment, December 17, 2012 2:44 PM
Thanks for the rescoop.
Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:06 AM

to tech or not to tech........that is the question. Not just a casual question if this report is accurate.

sarah's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:04 PM

Très intéressant.

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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...

 

A MUST READ!!!

 


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Ferdi McDermott's curator insight, August 23, 11:59 AM

Not at www.chavagnes.org ...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 23, 2:01 PM

Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

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InkySprat's curator insight, August 27, 7:05 AM

Teachers are not immune to the need to learn new skills as the world changes 

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Best Practices: Thoughts on a Flash Mob Mentality - Hybrid Pedagogy

Best Practices: Thoughts on a Flash Mob Mentality - Hybrid Pedagogy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I have colleagues who invoke “Best Practices” the way that evangelical Christians quote the Bible: God has spoken. During these conversations, I am tempted to say in a serious voice,...    

 

As a teacher, I prefer to assume the best-case scenario: that my students are brilliant and amazing. There is no such thing as a stupid student: he just has a different base of knowledge than I do. In fact, the different backgrounds and experiences that my students bring to the class add depth to our learning. Every student has something valuable to teach the rest of us. I’ve made that assumption for over thirty years now, and so far, I’ve never been proven wrong.


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This is a good discussion on the concept of "best practices.'  In therapeutic boarding schools I work with, this "best practices" mentality seem to come from government regulators and credentialed therapists.  And the response there is the same as in the classroom this author talks about:  Can be a helpful start if it isn't turned into a rigid "one size fits all."  -Lon

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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line system we have in place now has little relevance to what we know kids actually need to thrive. Most of us know this, and yet making room for the huge shift in the system that's necessary has been difficult, if not impossible because of fear of the unknown.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 13, 11:56 AM

The author really hopes for change in these five areas:
PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT.

SCHEDULING.

CLIMATE OF CARE.

PARENT EDUCATION.

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What Is Competency-Based Education? - Huffington Post

What Is Competency-Based Education? - Huffington Post | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What Is Competency-Based Education?Huffington PostCompetency-based education has become a hot topic in higher education circles these days -- it is becoming increasingly popular as the country searches for ways to improve college affordability and...


The same points applies to all education including secondary education-Lon


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