My food for thought
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My food for thought
Here are some resources which make me stop and think about education.
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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace....
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

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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Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on TED.com

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.
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The best predictor...

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It's important to keep perspective.

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John Hattie, Visible Learning. Pt 2.

Edited highlights of a talk by John Hattie where he outlines some of the most successful methods to promote learning. To join a network of teachers who aim t...
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Half the vairant is the kid, but we cannot control that. What we can change is the teachers.

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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benj...
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It may be about sestemic change, but I belive the most effective change starts from the bottom.

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What will future jobs look like?

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now.
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Failure

Invention is about more than having an idea. It's testing, tweaking and improving a concept until it works. Invention is about not giving up despite repeated...
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Extra Credits: Gamifying Education

This week, we offer some general examples for ways to improve education using game design techniques. Also, here's that link I promised: http://www.deathball...
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It's the learning, stupid

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In 1992, Bill Clinton was running for president against George H.W. Bush. Just months before, Bush had a 90% approval rating. And to help keep Clinton's campaign on message, his political strategis...
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John Hattie: Visible Learning Pt1.

Part 1 of edited highlights of a talk given by John Hattie who has led a team at Auckland University, New Zealand which compares the effect on learning of ov...
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For me, the whole challenge is to use the techniques that would make me an above average teacher.

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Taylor Mali performs "Undivided Attention"

Taylor Mali, who was on the NYC-Urbana's championship 1997, 2000 and 2002 teams (among others), performs his spoken word piece "Undivided Attention - What al...
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"Teach like a Stienway" is a reminder stuck to the side of my desk.

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