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Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Paradigms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCbdS4hSa0s

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Chiltern Primary School Chiltern Primary School is a rural school of 57 students in a town of 1300 located approximately 30 km south of Wodonga. Our school has a Principal, 3 classroom teachers, specialist part-time teachers (French and Music), a Business Manager, a Primary Welfare Officer and an Education Support Officer who are engaged to support and extend students with wide ranging learning opportunities. We also receive fortnightly visits from the MARC Van (Library) and MACC Van (Art). The school has been accredited with a Performance & Development Culture accreditation and continues to maintain that status. The school is looking to build on home-school-community partnerships relationships.

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence. Sergey Ivanov/Flickr Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? Beech Grove Primary School - School Context, Ethos and Values Our School Context Beech Grove is a larger than average primary school with 328 pupils on roll. Attainment on entry has historically been below average in terms of language for communication and social and emotional development, although there are variations. Rita F. Pierson: WATCH: How A Teacher Encouraged Her Students With An 'F' TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation! This blog was produced in collaboration with TED for the TED Talks Education Special.

Debunking the Genius Myth Picture a “genius” — you’ll probably conjure an image of an Einstein-like character, an older man in a rumpled suit, disorganized and distracted even as he, almost accidentally, stumbles upon his next “big idea.” In truth, the acclaimed scientist actually said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” But the narrative around Einstein and a lot of accomplished geniuses — think Ben Franklin, the key and the bolt of lightning — tends to focus more on mind-blowing talent and less on the hard work behind the rise to success. A downside of the genius mythology results in many kids trudging through school believing that a great student is born, not made — lucky or unlucky, Einstein or Everyman. Harvard-educated tutors Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien began to notice that this belief about being born smart was creating a lot of frustration for the kids they tutored, and sometimes unwittingly reinforced by their parents.

The Peaceful Warrior's Way This course, comprised of written content, audio, and short contemplations, presents a powerful meditation — a near-death experience — to reawaken the full pleasure of living. By the conclusion of the course, in 4 minutes (or fewer) each morning, you’ll have the ability and means to merge gracefully with the sea of consciousness that is your true identity. This 4-minute meditation is key to understanding the yoga pose of shavasana (the corpse pose). Many practitioners view this asana as a relaxation exercise. But you’ll grasp a meaning and depth largely lost over the centuries.

What we can learn from Finland’s successful school reform Finland came from behind to become the world leader in student achievement. Their strategy is the opposite of what we’re doing in America. Illustration by M. Glenwood Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' - Christine Gross-Loh Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast Phrasal verbs are an essential feature of natural English, but they’re difficult to learn. My phrasal verb podcast can help you. “A Phrasal Verb a Day” is my other podcast project and it is all about phrasal verbs. I teach you a different phrasal verb in each episode. The episodes are short, and contain definitions, examples and explanations to help you understand and remember these important parts of the English language. How can I listen?

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