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Why Do Harvard Kids Head to Wall Street?

Why Do Harvard Kids Head to Wall Street? | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
By James Kwak That’s the title of a post a couple weeks ago by Ezra Klein, in which he interviewed a friend of his who went to Wall Street after Harvard. Having seen this phenomenon from a co...
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The Habit of Starting

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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don't keep doing it. That seems obvious: if you don't keep doing a habit, it won't really become a habit. So what's the solution to this obvious problem?

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Creative Educator - Write a Great Authentic Task

Creative Educator - Write a Great Authentic Task | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.
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Learner autonomy, teacher autonomy and the European Language Portolio.pdf

Learner autonomy
Defining learner autonomy


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Back to School | This American Life

Back to School | This American Life | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach...
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Unschooling is Education Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry by Wendy Priesnitz

Unschooling is Education Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry by Wendy Priesnitz | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
If the biomimicry model is good enough for designing efficient high-speed trains, replacements for buttons and laces, and passive air conditioning, then it’s a great model for reinventing and revitalizing how our families live and...
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A Project to Bust Down Bureaucracy - Kafka Brigade

A Project to Bust Down Bureaucracy - Kafka Brigade | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
The Kafka Brigade is an independent, non-profit action research team, comprising a network of action researchers from Amsterdam and the Hague (NL), Boston (USA), Northern Ireland and Wales (UK).
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Energy Is a Limited Resource

Energy Is a Limited Resource | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
You need to routinize routine decisions to save your mental energy for important decisions.
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Training Teachers to Embrace Reform

Training Teachers to Embrace Reform | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
Chicago-style war with unions is the past, writes Amanda Ripley. How Finland and Ontario have found a new way forward.
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Harmonious Passion vs Obsessive Passion

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Psychologists' study shows that having interests are fundamental to living the good life, but not if we feel subject to those passions. 

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Teen founders launch Hallway, a homework helper for high-school students

Teen founders launch Hallway, a homework helper for high-school students | Autonomy in Education | Scoop.it
Hallway is a startup by high-school students for high-school students. The ed-tech company raised a round of seed funding and launches to the public today.
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