August 2011 Archives

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Think for yourself, your teacher might be wrong

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. Read more
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Teaching For Students. Sounds Obvious. Not.

"Seeing" Learning From The Student Perspective: Guest Post By Bill Jackson, Scarsdale Math Teacher, From Day 6 Travel Journal To Japan Read more
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Education at the Crossroads

By Seth Godin. Should this be about school or about learning? For a while, smart people thought that school was organized to encourage learning. Read more
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Phillips Academy Andover Students Rap About Learning

It's all there - auto-tunes and rap juxtaposed with professors and football fields. Read more
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Random good reads: "Face it. Don't Facebook it."

"I felt they wasted a lot of time at Lulu's school" - Amy Chua, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" Read more
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How I Spent My Summer: Being Edgy

"Colleges have moved people from thinking they should be exceptionally well rounded to using the vocabulary that 'well rounded' means 'no edge,' " Read more
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"Why It's Smart to be Bi-Lingual" - the brain's new super-food?

Watch actor Bradley Cooper, of The Hangover impress in this interview done in French. Read more
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Welcome Back to School, Parents!

A Back-To-School Newsletter - Does it sound anything like your school? Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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