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Rethinking Schools. 5 Alternative Teaching Methods. Traditional schools "“ with their lectures, homework, and report cards "“ aren't for everyone. 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. 2.

The curriculum that defines the Waldorf method has remained relatively unchanged in the last 90 years. Some critics of the Waldorf method argue that it borders on religion. 3. Plan is best defined as an attitude. 4. 5. Alternative Education. Glossographia | Anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and writing systems. Reference Sites. Quiz Bowl. Knowledge Swap Market: Engaging Citizens in Elections | Child Welfare Blog. People don’t know what they don’t know. 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. In fact, the ‘information age’ probably has made it more difficult to get accurate and contextual information that is necessary to fully understand an issue. 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”. Like this: EDUCATION. Elder Care.

Community Montessori Charter School / Homepage. NewEd. The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception: H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace: 9780061725906: 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. We hope that through this understanding, students will be more appreciative of the efforts of creative people and the protections the law affords them. Many people are avid users of copyrighted materials such as music, film, books, magazines, art and photographs, but they have little or no understanding about how these works are protected or why our forefathers felt copyright protections should be included in our constitution.

We hope that you will enjoy learning about this important subject and that you will encourage other students, teachers and parents to engage in the study of copyright during Copyright Awareness Week. We are always looking for new ideas to share with other teachers and students. Please email us and let us know what your class studied during 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. 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. These reactions are exothermic, meaning they produce heat. An example of this kind of reaction is the burning of napthalene: 2) Synthesis: A synthesis reaction is when two or more simple compounds combine to form a more complicated one. These reactions come in the general form of: One example of a synthesis reaction is the combination of iron and sulfur to form iron (II) sulfide: 8 Fe + S8 ---> 8 3) Decomposition: A decomposition reaction is the opposite of a synthesis reaction - a complex molecule breaks down to make simpler ones.

One example of a decomposition reaction is the electrolysis of water to make oxygen and hydrogen gas: 4) Single displacement: This is when one element trades places with another element in a compound. Mg + 2 H2O ---> Mg(OH)2 + H2. 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. " 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 quotation prompts a question: Let’s say that you have forgotten all that useless information you were forced by teachers to memorise, what remains from all those years spent in the company of teachers? Let me recall something positive from my own experience – a memory that has helped me to clarify what teaching at its best might be (assuming there could be such a thing as good teaching). "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. Those who champion the autonomous learning of the digital natives passionately following their own learning objectives online using the latest apps and aided by their self-created personal learning networks blissfully disregard the common sense that Hannah Arendt took pains to restate – the common sense that learning does not equal education. As Arendt puts it, “one can go on learning to the end of one’s days without for that reason becoming educated.” Learning does not equal education. Doesn’t that sound odd? 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. 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. But in the context of Sir Ken’s talk it probably seems completely in place. Perhaps one of Sir Ken Robinson’s great strengths as a public speaker is in making caricature seem a perfectly acceptable part of the repertoire of an ex-professor dealing with a serious topic like the reform of public education. He does this by employing a technique that might be called the cartoonification of thought. So much is glossed over here. Why get so worked up about Sir Ken? Sir Ken’s abuse of art What does art become in the public pronouncements of Sir Ken?

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? 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. 2. This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. 3. Advanced memory management features of C and C++; the differences between imperative and object-oriented paradigms. 4. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. 5. 6. Wanderlust: GOOD traces the most famous trips in history. Library. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all.

Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation. Final club. A final club is an undergraduate social club at Harvard College. 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] There are currently nine all-male clubs at Harvard: History[edit] (The co-ed Signet Society, Harvard Crimson, Harvard Advocate and Harvard Lampoon also have selective membership, but their charters define them as something other than social organizations, based on their literary or artistic characteristics.)

Eight of the male clubs own real estate in Harvard Square. The Bee Club rents space from the Fly Club at 45 Dunster Street in a building that was previously the D.U. The Isis rents a portion of The Owl's premises. Political backlash[edit] The Social Network[edit] See also[edit] Featured Schools. Skip to main content It's Your Education, Make an Informed Choice. Main menu Featured Schools You are here Home > Featured Schools Browse Featured Schools Here! Are you ready to earn your degree but you're not sure which school is right for you? With programs ranging from associates to doctorate in categories including business, healthcare, criminal justice, education and more you can explore which option is right for you. For more information, please select any of the schools below.

Kaplan University Why Kaplan University? Sponsored Listings Connect With Us View our commercials © Education Connection 2014. 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. 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 | PhD Parent. 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. Can you drag them into the correct groups? Magnets have north poles and south poles. These attract each other. What does a year look like in space? The application consists of two sorting activities and one writing frame to support work towards the end of the unit. Solid, liquid and gas are called the three states of matter. Materials have different properties that make them useful for different jobs. Pupils can research information about teeth types, tooth structure and tooth decay.

Use an information panel where pupils can research details about food groups and a balanced plate approach to a healthy diet.Balanced Plate lesson outline An information panel to explains the terms used in, and concepts behind, food chains. Welcome to Home School Enrichment and HSE Magazine! Home School Curriculum | Geography Matters - Homeschool Curriculum. Homeschooling Bible — Using the Bible as Your Primary Textbook. Acknowledgements | - National Science Digital Library. Content on (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 The cost of books can add up quickly for college students. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Here are 40 of the best places to find free textbooks, audio books and full-text works of fiction and nonfiction.

Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge. Biblomania - A great collection of classic texts, reference books, articles and study guides. Books-On-Line - A directory of more than 50,000 (mostly free) books that are posted on the Internet. Where to Find Free Audio Books Online The following websites offer free audio books online.

Audio Literature Odyssey - Complete and unabridged novels, poems, short stories and literary podcasts read by voice actor Nikolle Doolin. What's Next. Get a Goal — My “11 in 2011″ Challenge | Simple Organized Living. Why Studying Abroad Is Worth the Expense. 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? How Harvard is failing its students.

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