October 2017 Archives

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The Education Horse Story

15 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse Read more
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"A Radical Idea For Changing Math Education"

Someone always asks the math teacher, 'Am I going to use calculus in real life?' And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is NO. Read more
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How to Create Nonreaders

Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning Read more
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Is This The Best High School in America?

WATCH: Does your High School look anything like this? Read more
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How 7 Principles Of Baseball Can Help Transform How Teachers Teach

How to Teach so Kids Can Think and Learn - by Harvard's David Perkins Read more
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Learning. Outside the box.

"When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself." 2 minute Video Read more
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NEW -- Big Oil in Education? - Video

Why Should We Care? Because it can happen anywhere Read more
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Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Now, here were college grads looking for jobs, and not recognizing that showing curiosity and asking engaging questions could show MORE about WHO they were than reciting some resume paragraph to interviewers in a random interview. -C.J. Westerberg Read more
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Visions of Mathematics: What Content Should We Teach?

Ben Daley of High Tech High Outlines a Revolutionary Approach to Math Read more
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The Bad Habits You Learn in School

And it's not about smoking. John Coleman via Harvard Business Review Read more
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Why Our Kids Don't Get Math

Three surprising reasons why and how it may change our idea of "rigor". Guest Post. Read more
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Higher Education when it ROARS - - - 3 minute VIDEO

The delightful case for Project Based Learning Read more
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Parents: Do our kids know what "it takes" to be good at something?

Youth Motivation & Mastery: Create the environment conducive to having kids discover what it takes to become good at something on their own, rather than having "us" - the authority figures - telling them how. Read more
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Ideal Elite College Students: "Excellent Sheep"

"Everybody - administrators, admissions officers, faculty and students - knows that the pressures of the resume race are out of control." Read more
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The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System

New update December 2, 2013 which includes Yong Zhao link and comments PLUS CNN videos Read more
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Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

"Conventional wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways. Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: Different people, when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way, will learn different things." - John Seely Brown Read more

Math Heaven and Hell

"My different studies have shown that students who engage actively in their mathematics learning, rather than simply practicing procedures, achieve at higher levels." - Stanford professor Dr. Jo Boaler Read more
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Is Math Art? Dream or Nightmare? TOP 10 BEST BOOK

"A Mathematician's Lament"
Every parent & educator should check out this book excerpt Read more
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James Paul Gee: How Kids Learn Through Video Games

So the next time you fret that your child is on a mindless video game (of course, depending which one), take a chill pill. It may not be as bad as you think. Recommended videos. Read more
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What do you remember from high school? (Humor)

Week-end Funnies - VIDEO - 10 Million Views Viral video parody (nudity alert!) Some Study That I Used to Know is already at 1.5 million views. It's another play on Goyte's hugely viral video Read more
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Learning Math: The Symbol Barrier

Street Math, School Math, and Video Games Read more
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Tom Friedman: Think Like an Immigrant

Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Work Read more
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Video: What is the link between "design-thinking" and creativity?

Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose Read more
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"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination"

JK Rowling, Harry Potter Author, Captivates Crowd With Harvard Commencement Speech Read more
Over time and cultures, the most robust and effective form of communication is the creation of a powerful narrative.
Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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