Children at Our Lady of Dolours School live and work in a high tech world. More importantly, they will become the leaders of tomorrow. They will work in jobs that have not been invented yet. They will make their contribution to the world through a multitude of different technologies.
"Jason Markey will be the first to tell you that this is the work of his community (and he truly means community which includes parents, teachers, and especially students) coming together and doing some pretty amazing things,..... If something goes awry, at the end of the day, he will be accountable as principal of the school.
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
"I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics. As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been thinking about the intersection between the two. This intersection, I found, is strong and powerful."
The binge drinking and drug taking culture among high school students is having a detrimental impact on schools, a survey of principals found, with teachers spending significant amounts of classroom time dealing with the fallout of weekend parties.
In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.
His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”
He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization.