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A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge. – Neale Donald Walsch -
In Wounded by School , Kirsten Olson validates the experiences we have all had.
Feckless hooded youth is wheeled out to be pitted against the freezing pensioner, as if we have to choose between them.
I received our High School sons’ school newsletter the other day. The following section… “Into the mystery of the Adolescent Mind”, by Andrew Fuller, jumped right out at me. He says this…
How Children Succeed book excerpt: What the most boring test in the world tells us about motivation and IQSome M&M's for your thoughts?
Students in the top 5 percent of national reading scores read 144 times more than students in the bottom 5 percent.,The average time spent reading for all grades is 7.1 minutes a day in public schools around the nation.
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This is the story of Time To Know , an enigmatic Israeli startup that has somehow managed to remain under the radar of Israel’s tightly knit startup scene. What makes this feat wondrous is not only because of the daunting challenge the company has chosen to meet, but that it has quietly ramped to 350 employees and no less than $60M in funding—all without attracting attention. Time To Know is the realization of a single man’s vision to un-root teaching methodologies from their 19th century origins and thrust them into the 21st century. The entrepreneur is Shmuel Meitar, co-founder of Israeli hi-tech posterchild Amdocs .
A Minnesota teacher used "March Madness" style brackets to get his kids talking about heroes such as Martin Luther King.Jr.
Back to News Center Students Explore the Meaning of Life through Philosophy and Literature "A Life of Reason? Socrates v. Alcibiades"
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This post on measurement on the effectiveness of professional development attracts my attention. Stephen commented in his OLDaily : And the good point he make is that the effectiveness (if you want to call it that) of a learning event isn’t measurable at the time of the event – you have to wait for the cycles to complete.
Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time. Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world. Much of the learning nowadays takes place online and via a network of interconnected relations.
Professional Development is a life-long learning process that involves different activities including individual progress, continuing education, inservice education, peer collaboration, study groups, and peer coaching or mentoring.
I just finished speaking at the Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer Summit, and I want to share the slide deck along with the resources in a public space… so here we are on the blog. These slides may not stand entirely on their own (and good presentations never do, right?)
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