Educational Leadership:For Each to Excel:Preparing... →
A train of Jewish prisoners is liberated. This marvellous picture was taken by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. He recounted: “At the instant a few of the train people saw our tanks and first realized they had been liberated. Many of those close to the train are not yet aware of their liberation.” Source: theurbn.com via Josie on Pinterest
Will: A Couple of Bold Ideas at Educon →
willrichardson: The past couple of Educon days at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia were, as always, packed with fun catching up with old friends (and meeting new ones) but, as always, also filled with conversations that have me thinking more about what “reform” looks like and what bold schools…
Will: What Qualities do "Bold Schools" Share? →
willrichardson: First, let me thank everyone who commented and Tweeted examples of “bold schools” over the last few days. Very much appreciated, and over the next few weeks I’m planning to dig into the list and make some connections and inquiries around the learning that’s going on in those places….
Education Reform: An Order-of-Magnitude... →
Learners have to construct understanding for themselves. To appreciate the teaching-learning challenge, imagine trying to explain water to a fish. Success requires that the utterly familiar be made “strange enough to see.” A five-hour lecture to a fish on the subject of water wouldn’t match the memorable experience of being lifted out of the water for a five-second exposure...
The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of... →
world-shaker: Updated earlier today!
Celebrating the New Year
Poughkeepsie Day School students from China create and lead an assembly and then prek-12th grade all-school activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes →
bcondesso: Teenagers’ access to the Internet should not be restricted, says an expert on social research who says she benefited from it herself when she was young.
One Percent Education - NYTimes.com →
bookofdoomed: … The emphasis on personal achievement has done more than turn the admissions process into a race to rack up résumé points; more important, to the extent that elite colleges set the pace, it is turning the educational culture into one that stresses individual perfection instead of one that stresses social improvement. Because graduate schools and the best jobs often...
Refusing to teach history? →
oneworldmanystories: Sometimes I can’t believe the impact that politics have on school curricula. This article talks about how Arizona’s public schools have eliminated “ethnic studies” and will not allow students to learn about Mexican-American history. Even further, they’ve eliminated Shakespeare’s The Tempest…
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Apartment Cats, by Thom Gunn
(Dedicated to Cleo and Cassa Palmer, of Andover, MA) The Girls wake, stretch, and pad up to the door. They rub my leg and purr; One sniffs around my shoe, Rich with an outside smell, The other rolls back on the floor - White bib exposed, and stomach of soft fur. Now, more awake, they re-enact Ben Hur Along the corridor, Wheel, gallop; as they do, Their noses get wild, their bodies...
The Future Belongs to the Curious
The Future Belongs to the Curious from Skillshare on Vimeo.
Really useful inventions
PDS College Counseling: Season is Nearly Over →
pdscollegecounseling: Can it be? Is it true? Yes, it’s true. The application season is nearly over. It has been a long process, and at times it has been hectic and nerve-wrecking. But before you sit back and take a well-deserved rest there are some things you still need to accomplish. Financial Aid: FAFSA…
4 Lessons The Classroom Can Learn From The Design...
Maybe it’s the lexicon of education that is broken Designers collaborate across disciplines, give and take constructive criticism, and embrace failure in the process of solving problems. Wouldn’t children benefit from developing the same skills in school? … In his interview with the Carnegie Foundation, John Seely Brown, scholar and co-author of A...
What are scientists really like? →
“Truth in Science has sent free resources to all secondary heads of science and...– That’s the problem with academies, right there. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/sep/19/scientists-demand-guidelines-creationism-schools (via englishteacheronline)
NCLB: The Death Star of American Education -... →
I’d like 2012 to be the year the government tackles unmet social needs and what...– An education wishlist for 2012 A sabbatical for teachers; an end to student visa restrictions; and more Michael Gove? Some hopes for the new year http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/02/new-year-wishes-education-students-gove (via englishteacheronline)
The US schools with their own police →
More and more US schools have police patrolling the corridors. Pupils are being arrested for throwing paper planes and failing to pick up crumbs from the canteen floor. Why is the state criminalising normal childhood behaviour? More http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/09/texas-police-schools http://www.guardian.co.uk/
A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science... →
Invisibility cloaks. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence. A Facebook for genes. These were just a few of the startling topics IFTF explored at our recent Technology Horizons Program conference on the “Future of Science.” More than a dozen scientists from UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, Scripps Research Institute, SETI, and private industry shared their edgiest research...
Testing, Poverty and School Reform
Prof. Stephen Krashen 12-08-2011 from Chicago Teachers Union on Vimeo. Professor Stephen Krashen (sdkrashen.com/) visited the Chicago Teachers Union office to discuss standardized testing, education reform, and poverty.
Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users « Clay Shirky →
What happens when you teach to the test?
poughkeepsieday: Ten years of NCLB have had an impact: From: BestMastersInEducation.com
The Proud Tradition of Progressive Schools
“Progressive schools are the legacy of a long and proud tradition of thoughtful school practice stretching back for centuries” — including hands-on learning, multiage classrooms, and mentor-apprentice relationships — while what we generally refer to as traditional schooling “is largely the result of outdated policy changes that have calcified into conventions.” From: Progressive...
The Definition of 21st Century Literacies
The Definition of 21st Century Literacies Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee February 15, 2008 Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands...
Will: It's 2012: Help Me Find Some "Bold Schools" →
willrichardson: For lots of reasons, some of which I articulate here, 2012 feels like it’s shaping up to be a critical year in the conversation about schools. Politics and money are no doubt driving the mainstream conversation, but I sense an Occupy Wall Street-ish push back coming from a lot of parents and…
With a dreamy, far-off look: Forced to take online... →
oneworldmanystories: I thought this article was interesting today (tweeted by US News). I didn’t realize that there are four states who currently require high school students to take courses online. Why? Is it necessary to complete an entire course online rather than using the technological literacy that many high…
How to reach "bright" children
oneworldmanystories: I had no idea that how you praise children can affect them so differently. Here’s a really interesting article about how telling kids that their strong performance is due to being smart can actually harm them.
Crowd Sourcing College Guidance
Not long ago, Googler Vinay Bhargava (now 41) found himself at a career crossroads. So he asked for advice from teenagers at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ for short). “I want to make sure before I resign from Google that this is a good idea,” he asked the students of the Virginia magnet school. The idea was Mytonomy.com, a hub for crowdsourced...
Announcing the 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing:... →
The Compass Point: What Schools Can Learn From... →
poughkeepsieday: The country’s strongest innovators embrace creativity, play, and collaboration — values that also inform their physical spaces. Spaces designed for learners that facilitate many modes of learning from individual quiet study to group performance and everything in between. Spaces that…
Joining Trend, College Grows Beyond Name →
Northeastern University, based in Boston, opened its first satellite campus, which combines virtual and in-person instruction, this year in Charlotte, N.C. Seattle is next.
Will: The Pearson Graduate →
willrichardson: The Texas Observer on the decline of “public” schools: With the prevalence of companies like Pearson operating in Texas and many other states, the U.S. education system has become increasingly privatized. In some cases, the only part of education that remains public is the school itself….