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.
We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.
San Francisco Chronicle SF seen as model in bilingual education over English only San Francisco Chronicle In the 15 years since voters essentially banned bilingual education in state schools, teaching English learners to read, write and do...
Learning by rote is not the answer – unlocking the creative power of problem-solving is what will enthuse British schoolchildren and make them world-class, argues mathematician Conrad Wolfram (Conrad wolfram on maths education for the future:
“Hunting Scapegoats”: WWII Literacy Crisis and Current Education Reform. “Historians often mention World War II as a time when expectations for schooling and literacy really took off,” explains Deborah Brandt, “when what ...
In an 11th-grade English class at Pittsfield Middle High School in rural New Hampshire, Jenny Wellington’s students were gathered in a circle debating Henry David Thoreau’s positions on personal responsibility.
A key question that needs to be addressed in the creation of an Indigenous, culturally relevant educational process is how to create a schooling environment that reflects Indigenous culture and instils traditional values while providing the...
Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.
Tori Mazur's insight:
So true - when we were cramming three semesters into one, we barely had time to process what we were learning...reflection and rest are essential
Books that 'grow' in difficulty as kids become better readers (.@4pt0schools LAST CHANCE to get a new kind of book for a young reader you care about: http://t.co/zdREswfWES #reading #education #literacy)...
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