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The 6 Essential Features of a 21st century Education

In his introduction to John Gatto’s book “Dumbing us Down-The Hidden Curriculum of compulsory Schooling”, David Albert lists Dan Greenberg’s six consensus points which he says leading educators, business leaders and government officials agree are the essential features of an education that would meet… Continue Reading “The 6 Essential Features of a 21st century Education”

What the Tests Don’t Measure

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just received from a friend, Joan Baratz Snowden: My daughter’s new elementary school principal sent this to all the students as they received their state standardized testing scores this week: “We are concerned that these tests do…

Fixed versus Growth Mindset

Professor Carol Dweck on how students’ mindsets shape their motivation and learning. – “15 years of research show that praising children’s intelligence harms them”

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

Common Core

Originally posted on Nicholas Meier:
I have been hearing from many friends who work as K-12 teachers, as well as some teacher educator colleagues here in California, that they are excited to see the coming of the Common Core standards. They see in them…

ENGAGING, ACHIEVABLE and ADDICTIVE.

We know so much more about the brain than we did even 10 or 15 years ago thanks to research around the world led by organizations such the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Individuals such as… Continue Reading “ENGAGING, ACHIEVABLE and ADDICTIVE.”

Frappuccino Drinker or Philosopher?

Tweeting for Teachers Twitter has been around for a few years now (July 2006 to be precise) and has evolved from being purely a micro-social networking opportunity to tell your followers that you are say, in Starbucks enjoying a nice strawberries and cream Frappuccino,… Continue Reading “Frappuccino Drinker or Philosopher?”

Life Long Learning

This is quite possibly the best (and funniest) graphic representation of ‘Life Long Learning’ I’ve seen. Thanks to Dennis Littky for tweeting this.

How Youth Learn – by a student

How Technology is bringing back the Real Teacher

A good teacher has always been much more than a giver of information, the source of knowledge. A good teacher is a coach, guide, mentor and facilitator; someone who is always curious and always seeking to learn; someone who celebrates not knowing, the unknown… Continue Reading “How Technology is bringing back the Real Teacher”

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