January 16, 2010 1:30 AM
"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."
The Arts in STEM learning: "I actually explained my whole theory of immunology to an entire art class at a college JUST through visuals and they GOT it. I have many more problems trying to explain it to my students through words in my immunology classes." -Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein
"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...
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."
Flipping Standardized Testing on its Ear
"A Mathematician's Lament"
Every parent & educator should check out this book excerpt
"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.
"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
How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher
C.J. Westerberg dissects new book by Tony Wagner - "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer
This Summer and the Syrian Decision featuring Jon Stewart, Tom Friedman, and LBJ
14 Ways To Say NO to Innovation: Harvard's Youngme Moon
Best-Selling Author of "The Fault in Our Stars"
"At the heart of my argument about what should happen in education . . "
Guest Post By California English High School Teacher & Author Jim Burke