21st Ctry Pedagogy
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“Where a school is located and how it sets up internal structures determine its possibilities,” writes Heidi Hayes Jacob in the book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World . As she argues in this book, we have inherited spaces in our buildings that were designed for learning of another era. Tearing down and rebuilding our schools is hardly a tasteful option in an era of tight budgets and a total lack of funding.
I’ve never been good at class jobs.
Defining 21 st century skills is an editorial matter. There are dozens of examples floating range with a range of authority behind them—some inspired, grassroots efforts, other core brands of multimillion dollar organizations making a national push.
15 Habits For Learning In The 21st Century
Blooms Taxonomy has been the subject of one of my first articles in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning . It turned out to be the second most popular post in this blog after The 21st Century Skills Teachers should Have .
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In her Wall Street Journal editorial, What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?
In the late 1500’s, everyone believed Aristotle’s claim that heavy objects fell faster than light ones.
Last summer, as I was winding down my eight years as president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (1) , I went around the country and met with 30 superintendents, asking them, "What can I do to support your efforts to implement 21st century education in your district?" Together we came up with the idea of creating a professional learning community (PLC) of education leaders committed to 21st century education. A team of us liked the idea so much that earlier this year we launched EdLeader21 (2) , a community of education leaders committed to building critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system. Seven-Part Blog Series
While working on a webpage for staff and students, it didn't make sense to call the standards by their "standard category". For example, second graders would have a hard time reading "Communication and Collaboration". The following could be used as Student friendly equivalents.
The following are links to educational videos I use for professional development workshops and presentations with teachers, students and parents. If you know of other videos that should be included in this list, please add a link as a comment to this page. Some of these videos are hosted on YouTube, TeacherTube, or other sites as embedded Flash media – Tips for downloading offline copies of Flash videos are also available . Also be sure to check out Alex Couros’ post, “ 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy .” If you’re interested in inviting me to present for your organization, please use the contact form on my “Speaking” page . Schools Need to Change:
Tony Wagner is co-director of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard Graduate School of Education.In his 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap , Tony Wagner discusses a variety of ways to improve education in the United States. At the heart of his thinking is the need for all schools to teach what he calls the "Seven Survival Skills", which have much in common with the thoughts of Friedman and Pink (who are both cited in his book). Most of what follows summarizes his ideas but I've thrown in a few of my own.
(Posted this to my class blog , but thought I'd share it here as well.) One of the problems I think we have in schools is that we train students to fear failure, to avoid it at all costs. Now, to be clear, I'm not suggesting you go out and fail all your classes.