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A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps | Education | Scoop.it
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
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The Idea Makers: Tech Innovators 2013

The Idea Makers: Tech Innovators 2013 | Education | Scoop.it
These thinkers are shaking up campuses with some of the biggest ideas in education technology.
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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Teaching May Be the Secret to a Good Life

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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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The Coming Revolution in Public Education

The Coming Revolution in Public Education | Education | Scoop.it
Critics say the standardized test-driven reforms pushed by those like Michelle Rhee may actually be harming students. (Here, here! RT @OTLCampaign: Fantastic piece on the changing ed reform landscape, @_JohnTierney_!
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Arguing about education reform’s teaching methods | MattBruenig | Politics

RT @DavidKaib: Thought provoking | Arguing about education reform’s teaching methods via @MattBruenig http://t.co/7B3dQqU5Nm
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Car? House? Sorry: Graduates of 2013 Are Each $35,200 in Debt | TIME.com

Car? House? Sorry: Graduates of 2013 Are Each $35,200 in Debt | TIME.com | Education | Scoop.it
Student debt is creating the most debt-ridden twentysomethings in modern history, and we're all going to pay a price. Here's the best advice from new grads.
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Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden

Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden | Education | Scoop.it
Educators are harnessing online materials to meet the toughest challenges in higher education: giving more students access to college, and helping them graduate on time.
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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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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Gamification: PlayA Game, Save the World

Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Gamification: PlayA Game, Save the World | Education | Scoop.it

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