Philosophy on Education
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Good Read: Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques Latest report summarized by Annie Murphy Paul on best ways to study: “Spread out your study sessions, rather than engaging in one marathon. Cramming information at the last minute may allow you to get through that test or meeting, but the material will quickly disappear from memory.
Manager or Leader: Which Are You? There has always been an on-going debate on the differences between a leader and a manager.
Elizabeth English: Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom "It's harder to change a school than it is to move a graveyard."
You know how when you have an epiphany and then wonder how you could have ever not known that thing you just realized? Embedded Inquiry
After a morning Discipline With Dignity (3) training, the high school principal and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch. Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference
MIT professor Sherry Turkle tells a story of teaching a class on memoir, during which students talked openly about the intimate details of their lives, meanwhile their classmates texted under their desks. “We were losing the sense of this class as a conversation, and that is the value of what we’re there to do together,” she remembers. 4 Ways to Increase Student Attention in the Age of Distraction
My “Top 3″ List for 2012 « December 27, 2012 by cultureofyes
Why It's Time to Eliminate Class Schedules | Grades on GOOD
At 17 years old, Nikhil Goyal is shaking up America’s education system. How 17-Year-Old Nikhil Goyal Is Disrupting Education
Gulf Islands superintendent quits his job Jeff Hopkins is leaving his job as Gulf Islands school superintendent to open an independent school that he hopes will be a beacon for education reform.
Added by Katie Lepi on 2012-12-24 Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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» Start with your strengths and focus on your bright spots I know this much is true. I love the message of this clip. Too often we focus on what is not working right when we go about implementing change. Change is frequently hard enough, so when we primarily focus on our weak spots, it can lead to inaction and anxiety. Keep building on your strengths so that your weaknesses become irrelevant. Make sure you take time to analyze your successful practices and people so that you can replicate those actions in other areas of yourself or your organization.
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by mrsdkrebs Right now you probably hear as many people talk about how annoyed they are with the term “21st Century Learning” as you will hear people talking about the importance of it. I will have to admit, I am in the “annoyed” camp. We often talk about these ideals of what “21st Century Learning” will look like but I think we can start with something much simpler. We should start asking, “How do we ourselves best engage in our own learning?” I was reminded of this the other day while at a conference and the presenter started the session by saying, “I would like to start by asking everyone to put away their mobile devices.” 21st Century Learning…blah blah blah
Mike McKay » Secondary School Transformation Continued
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Successful School Leaders Today Need to Harness Technology & Social Media
I'm speaking at Red Deer College on April 4
What Can Schools Learn from Best Buy's Continuing Troubles?
Classroom without walls
To do whatever you tell me
Future of Teaching: Swedish School System Goes Classroom-Free
How To Start a Meditation Program in Your School
An Open Letter to Educators
My Top Ten in Ten Days – Celebrating my 100th Blog Post – 1/10
Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. « Granted, but…
Schools Are Prisons
Did You Attend a School Like This? | GYA today
Summer Reading For Parents and Teachers 2012
21st Century Learning
What to Look for in a Classroom
“We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks” #Beyondthetextbook
The Best Ideas for Our Schools
Stop Stealing Dreams – Seth Godin’s Manifesto on Transforming Education
Misguided Efforts in Educational Reform
Foundations: The Learning Landscape on Vimeo
Guest Blog: What's the Best Way to Teach "At-Risk" Students?
Mike McKay » Means or Ends. Where’s our Focus?
You can never replace the teacher. Or can you? 8 ways to learn without teachers.
Four game changers