January 16, 2010 1:30 AM
Interesting that two of these three recommendations have to do with a teacher . . .
"No one, after 12 years of Chinese education, has any chance to receive a Nobel prize, even if he or she went to Harvard, Yale, Oxford or Cambridge for college . . ." Yong Zhao
How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher
Why Do We Give Them Short-Shrift? The Teen Whisperer: How the author of "The Fault in Our Stars" built an ardent army of fans
"Talent Isn't a Number"
Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
"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.
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
Tony Wagner, Former HS teacher, Principal & Co-Director At Harvard School Of Education Posts. "The Ability To Ask The Right Questions Is The Single Most Important Skill."
"For every problem that technology solves, it sort of creates a new one."
"There are very few schools that purposefully try to create lines and connections between different fields. The way most high schools are set up, you're in history class, and then the bell rings; then you go to science class, and then the bell rings."
Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose
"Most students will not find a steady diet of test-prep drills and worksheets to be particularly meaningful, and accordingly, they will not put forth optimal learning effort."
"It may help to have in our minds a picture of what we mean by understanding . . . "-John Holt, Why Children Fail, p. 177by C.J. WesterbergI recently had a loooong conversation with a parent about whether his child...
Flipping Standardized Testing on its Ear
"A Mathematician's Lament"
Every parent & educator should check out this book excerpt
"We dedicate this book to the parents of children who are growing up in the digital age. We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles of the next generation." John Seely Brown
How to Teach so Kids Can Think and Learn - by Harvard's David Perkins
15 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse
C.J. Westerberg dissects new book by Tony Wagner - "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer