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American Education in 2030Paul Peterson: Only if Past Trends Persist Is the Future Dismal Simple extrapolations of current trends suggest that public education costs will rise sharply, pupil-teacher ratios will fall, and control over the education system will shift from families and localities to higher levels of government. Courts and collective bargaining agreements will also gain in influence. Meanwhile, high school graduation rates will fall, and learning will stagnate. Grover J. In 2030 curriculum is at the fore of education rather than serving as it did 20 years ago in the shadow of reform efforts involving teacher performance, choice, standards and accountability, and school governance. Daniel T. It seems self-evident that we can improve schooling if we tune education to the students' minds. Caroline Hoxby: The Future of Teacher Pay and Teaching John E. The achievement gap is not quite a thing of the past in 2030. Tom Loveless: Time Spent on Learning Williamson M. Eric Hanushek: An Evidence-Based World
August 14, 2012Our Space August 14, 2012 After 25 years of hearing the same calls for action in education technology, I'm throwing down the gauntlet. I started in education technology in 1986 as an editor at one of the early educational software publishers, Sunburst Communications (raise your hand if you had one of those traffic-cone-orange binders in your classroom). In 1992, I became editor in chief of Electronic Learning. My career took a slightly different turn in 1997. It's now 2011 and I'm taking up the helm of the venerable T.H.E. What did I learn? As I heard all of these things spoken at a recent conference, I turned to my colleague and asked: "What year is this?" Which leads me to the headline of this column. "What we need," Cator says now, "is a point in time to say, 'Okay, do we believe that digital learning environments will provide a better opportunity to learn for more students?'" After 25 years of hearing the same calls for action, I'm with Karen on this.
Instructional Coachingtimeanddate.comSelected Student Generated Ice Breakers and ExercisesDraw a tic-tac-toe, in each of the boxes write down one characteristic important to a healthy relationship. When done, we will play "people bingo" with it. Dare Double Dare... If you were required to come up in front of this class and have to do one activity of the list below continuously for 1-3 minutes, which would you be more likely to do? What would you least like to do from this list? A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. After the tic-tac-toe, decide as a group which you will do in front of the class. OR...as a variation:. 1. 2. 3. 4. This is a fun version of the classic "musical chairs." Next Chair Please: A version of train wreck, but you need to move to the next person's lap! Communication Concepts: Self-Disclosure Finding Common Ground to Create Trust Risk-taking Nonverbal Communication -- Touch and Personal Space *Scavenger Hunt: Students were placed in small group of 5. Communication Concepts: Self Disclosure Finding Common Ground Relation Development Trust Me! Human Knot With a Twist!