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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom.

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Pupils learn how to 'fail well'

Pupils learn how to 'fail well' | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
A top girls' school is planning a "failure week" to teach pupils to embrace risk, build resilience and learn from their mistakes.
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We want to encourage our students to take reasonable risks

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Crack a smile in the classroom – you're only human

Crack a smile in the classroom – you're only human | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Why are teachers so wary of mirth, Fielding wonders...
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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Chalk Talk: The brilliant teachers who bring a tear to an old hack's eye

Chalk Talk: The brilliant teachers who bring a tear to an old hack's eye | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
The pupils were nervously crouching under their desks, hoping all the noise would go away. Meanwhile, their teacher was banging as hard as he could on his desk to create a climate of fear.
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In PISA Test, Top Scores From Shanghai Stun Experts

In PISA Test, Top Scores From Shanghai Stun Experts | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Shanghai students outscored counterparts in dozens of other countries in China’s debut in global standardized testing.
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How to foster innovation in education

How to foster innovation in education | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Technology offers the chance to re-imagine teaching, speakers at the Innovation in Education conference found...
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Growth of International Schools Defies Economic Trends

Growth of International Schools Defies Economic Trends | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Strong enrollment increases this year at international schools throughout the world buck downward global economic trend, according to a broad survey just released by The International Educator (TIE).
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“Girls Just Wanna Have…Education” | SocialEarth

“Girls Just Wanna Have…Education” | SocialEarth | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
There is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls” - former UN Secretary General Kofi A. Annan. The lack of basic literacy and.
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Should we be teaching knowledge or skills?

Should we be teaching knowledge or skills? | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
A head of English gets to the heart of the curriculum debate and shares his X Factor-based teaching resource on using solo taxonomy...
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Ontario shows us we should support our teachers, not shame them

Ontario shows us we should support our teachers, not shame them | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
The Canadian province improved its education system by being supportive rather than dismissive of state schools, says Fiona Millar...
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China Eyed as Next Educational Frontier

China Eyed as Next Educational Frontier | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it

Breakneck economic growth has far outstripped the supply of management talent. Meanwhile, Chinese companies in both the private and state sectors are responding to government incentives to "Go Out" and compete against the best companies in the world—while juggling fierce competition, rapidly changing technology and shifting macro-economic forces at home.

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Norm Augustine: The Education Our Economy Needs

Norm Augustine: The Education Our Economy Needs | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine writes that we lag in science, but students' historical illiteracy hurts our politics and our businesses.
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Big Thinkers on Education | Edutopia

Big Thinkers on Education | Edutopia | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most brilliant minds -- from Howard Gardner to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- share their ideas for improving education.
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The China Conundrum

The China Conundrum | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Some applicants from China are good. Some are too good to be true. American colleges struggle to tell the difference.
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Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? | Co. Design

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? | Co. Design | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it

If you think typography is simply about personal whim, you just haven't been looking at it the right way.

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Why Children Protest Going to School: More Evolutionary Mismatch | Psychology Today

Why Children Protest Going to School: More Evolutionary Mismatch | Psychology Today | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Our schools work against children's instincts, not with them. By Peter Gray...
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Red Tape - Move to China for a job? Unemployed cope by leaving US

Red Tape - Move to China for a job? Unemployed cope by leaving US | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
For years, American jobs have been exported overseas, to places like China or India.  Now we're exporting our people there, too.
"I just got tired of how the economy was going back home.
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Teacher Professional Development: International Practices

Teacher Professional Development: International Practices | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it

There are great teachers the world over. Despite this, education systems in many countries struggle to retain and offer continuing education for their teaching force.
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Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong - Adam Richardson - Harvard Business Review

Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong - Adam Richardson - Harvard Business Review | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Bringing languages to life in the classroom

Bringing languages to life in the classroom | Education and Recruitment in China | Scoop.it
Top tips to get young people engaged in languages (RT @TranslationNow Bringing languages to life in the classroom http://t.co/lvAdWVCm #Language #Culture...)...
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