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Rethinking Schools. 5 Alternative Teaching Methods. Traditional schools "“ with their lectures, homework, and report cards "“ aren't for everyone.

5 Alternative Teaching Methods

Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1. Montessori Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to earn her physician's degree, developed the educational model that bears her name while teaching a class of 50 poor students on the outskirts of Rome in 1907. Montessori believed that children enjoyed and needed periods of long concentration and that the traditional education model, with its structured lessons and teacher-driven curriculum, inhibited a child's natural development.

Montessori classes typically span three-year age groups. The lack of grades, tests, and other forms of formal assessment helps ensure that classes remain non-competitive. Alternative Education. Anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and writing systems. Reference Sites. Quiz Bowl. Knowledge Swap Market: Engaging Citizens in Elections. People don’t know what they don’t know.

Knowledge Swap Market: Engaging Citizens in Elections

This is a phrase that I’ve heard many times from colleagues who lament the fact that information is often not readily available to those that need it. Generally I hear it in the context of my work with professionals in child welfare but it also applies to other areas as well. For example, the general public is often ill-informed or not informed at all about legislation and current issues that affect their daily lives. Getting information to the masses should be an easy task, in this ‘information age‘. However, that is often not the case. My solution to this problem was first conceived when I researched a document for the FRIENDS National Resource Center on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. My 2.0 version of this would be what I’ll call (for now) a “Knowledge Swap Market”. The approach offers several benefits. In my mind, this event might be hosted by a local college, library, or community organization. EDUCATION. Elder Care. Community Montessori Charter School / Homepage.

NewEd. The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception: H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace: 9780061725906: Amazon.com. Copyright Awareness Week. The goal of this event is to encourage teachers from all subject areas to teach students basic concepts about copyright during Copyright Awareness Week.

Copyright Awareness Week

Things to look at. Student Loans (U.S.) The Six Types of Chemical Reaction. All chemical reactions can be placed into one of six categories.

The Six Types of Chemical Reaction

Here they are, in no particular order: 1) Combustion: A combustion reaction is when oxygen combines with another compound to form water and carbon dioxide. Chemistry is EASY! How do you write electron configurations? Where Superheroes and Sisyphus Meet. Einstein and teaching at its best. Anti-schoolers are very fond of the following quote attributed to Albert Einstein: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Einstein and teaching at its best

" Perhaps Einstein ought to have said: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one was taught. " The idea (for the anti-schoolers at least) is that teaching is bad. Teachers, despite their best intentions, do harm. Genuine learning occurs without the interference of teachers – teachers who make the ridiculously arrogant assumption that they have some deeper or higher understanding. "The Crisis of Education" Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt’s “The Crisis of Education” (published in 1954) continues to be massively relevant to the ongoing conversation about education.

Were we to bring her back, she would doubtless waste no time writing a sequel to “The Crisis in Education” which would be equally scathing of large swathes of what professes to be the most progressive philosophy of education. Disturbingly, the central problem remains exactly as she characterised it back in the 1950s: a lack of common sense. Changing paradigms or changing caricatures? The RSA animation team came up with the following caricature of a teacher to illustrate Sir Ken Robinson’s talk about the need for a change of paradigm in education.

Changing paradigms or changing caricatures?

In a different context such a depiction of a teacher would appear almost offensive to teachers who are committed to public education (unlike Sir Ken Robinson, who abandoned it), and it would seem completely inappropriate in a serious talk given by a professor of education. Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology in Cambridge, MA. Teaching for Change Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom. Alliant International University; California Graduate, Undergraduate Schools; Degrees. HyperPhysics. Calculus-Based Physics. Distance Learning Courses – American Institute of Vedic Studies.

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses. Missed lectures or hate teachers?

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses

Or want to study computer science courses without going to university? … You can study anytime anywhere because there are number of free online computer science courses available on internet that are very interactive. Here is the list of 45 free online computer science courses that are designed by teaching experts from best universities of the world (almost the whole graduation!). 1. Programming Methodology CS106A , Stanford University Course. Complete set of course materials. Wanderlust: GOOD traces the most famous trips in history. Library. Final club. A final club is an undergraduate social club at Harvard College.

Final club

Origins[edit] The historical basis for the name "final clubs" descends from a time when Harvard had a variety of clubs for students of each class year, with students of different years being in different clubs, and the "final clubs" were so named because they were the last social club a person could join before graduation. The clubs[edit] Featured Schools. Skip to main content It's Your Education, Make an Informed Choice. educationconnection.com Main menu Featured Schools.

Featured Schools

Top 100 Homeschool Blogs. While their motivations and methods may vary, those who travel parallel homeschool paths are united by a passion to be active participants in and witnesses to the education of their children.

Top 100 Homeschool Blogs

The homeschool blog community plays a big part in making the journey a little less lonely as its members offer support along each step of the way. I Can Teach My Child 1st-grade teacher turned homeschooling mom Jenae shares tips as practical as stamping out stinky sippy cups and moments as memorable as a treasure hunt at grandpa’s house on “I Can Teach My Child”, a blog that honors the importance of being a child’s first teacher and offers original ideas along with wisdom culled from the community of homeschool bloggers. Home to 4 Kiddos The award-winning homeschool blog Home to 4 Kiddos provides an abundance of helpful tips and insights on educating multiple children at different ages. Teaching with TLC An active member of the blogging community, author and former elementary teacher Tamara L. Math Circle Resource Links. KS2 Science. Finding out how you move and grow.

Can you label the human skeleton? When you've finished move onto the animal skeletons. Do you know which groups living things belong to? Look at the plants and animals as they go past. Welcome to Home School Enrichment and HSE Magazine! Geography Matters - Homeschool Curriculum. Homeschooling Bible — Using the Bible as Your Primary Textbook. NSDL.org - National Science Digital Library. Content on NSDL.org (NSDL's main user portal) and related NSDL sites are outcomes of work supported by the National Science Foundation under the following grant awards: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. PD and Scholarships. Apply for a Grant. About FOIA - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online. Jul 11, 2011. What's Next. Get a Goal — My “11 in 2011″ Challenge. Why Studying Abroad Is Worth the Expense. Americans, for the majority, find any UK, South African, or Australian accent charming and delighting. The amount of attention you receive for it would be less desirable the further you travel from major urban areas.

Gap year. What's Next - Issue 27 - Society & culture. Ancient Egypt News. College In America. Europe. Portugal - The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. What’s a Diploma Worth? Every schoolboy knows that education leads to worldly success and material reward. How Harvard is failing its students. In a recent Bloomberg article, Ezra Klein argues that Harvard and the other Ivy Leagues are failing their students because the students end up confused about what they can do with themselves after college and end up going to Wall Street firms as a way of making themselves marketable.

From the article: Quincunx Explained. Disguised as the Devil - M. M. Drymon. Bjørn’s Multilingual Blog. Tuesday, 21 February 2012. Howl, Parts I & II. 101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'. Books.