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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

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#PSP2012 VIDEO – KR Sir Ken Robinson concludes the morning sessions of “Teaching and Learning at Home and at School” by inviting educators and parents to collaborate in the design of a covenant of shared principles to transform our schools. First, Robinson identifies an agenda of issues on which we need to focus as we move forward: vexing economic, cultural, and personal challenges with which our education system has not caught up. Then, Robinson asserts that our current system is incapable of dealing properly with these challenges, owing to a ‘command and control mentality’ among political leaders, and invites stakeholders at the grassroots level — in our classrooms, and in our homes — to create an agenda not just for reform, but for transformation. Les agressions sexuelles Au-delà de l’émotion, Roland Coutanceau tente de répondre aux questions essentielles que chacun de nous se pose. Comment revient-on d’avoir subi une telle violence? Qui sont ces hommes, parfois ces femmes, capables de tels actes? Des immatures, des cyniques, des monstres?

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education Is online learning the answer to widening participation in higher education? Photograph: Stringer Shanghai/Reuters Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. 16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps there had been a self-improvement class in school. And in some ways there probably was. Because some of these 16 things in this article a teacher probably spoke about in class.

Sorry, I don't speak French! Il y a cent ans, le Mile End était une petite ville indépendante avec son hôtel de ville, son église et une population majoritairement canadienne française. Au détour de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les Juifs sont venus s’y installer en si grand nombre que la langue parlée par la majorité était le Yiddish. Au cours des années 1970, les Italiens et les Portugais y ont peu à peu remplacés les Juifs partis s’installer dans l’ouest et ont ouvert des commerces. Si bien qu’on retrouve, chez nous, les meilleurs cafés Italiens, des épiceries portugaises, des boucheries hébraïques et les meilleurs bagels au monde. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great YouTube Tips Every Educator should Know about YouTube is a fascinating video website. It is one of my favourites online and I am pretty sure most of you like it too. The revolution of YouTube started right from the time Google acquired it .

Sois un homme , papa ! Nous avons tous aujourd'hui l'impression de manquer de temps, tout va trop vite! Plus les problèmes deviennent complexes, moins les hommes semblent disposer de temps pour y réfléchir et les traiter au mieux. L'urgence de l'action, de la décision, domine l'horizon des dirigeants, comme celui des citoyens. Why Don't They Apply What They've Learned, Part I - Do Your Job Better By James M. Lang For two years I taught in a special program in which the same cohort of students took two consecutive courses with me: freshman composition in the fall and introduction to literature in the spring. In the composition courses, I worked hard to help students move beyond the standard strategies they had learned in high school for writing introductory paragraphs: Start with a broad statement about life ("Since the beginning of time, people have been fighting wars ...") and narrow down to a specific topic.

Meet five New York high school students with fascinating stories No television special exploring ideas on improving education in the United States would be complete without hearing from students themselves. And so it was essential that students be able to tell their own stories during our first television special, TED Talks Education, which premiered on PBS last night. To that end, we invited Market Road Films, the production company of two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Tony Gerber and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright/MacArthur Genius Award-recipient Lynn Nottage, to create short documentaries about high schoolers in New York City with incredible stories. Several of these docs appeared in last night’s show, but several went unsurfaced … until now. Watch all five below. Shahruz Ghaemi is lucky enough to attend one of the most competitive schools in the nation — but he feels that some of his best learning happens outside the classroom.

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