The Critical Move From Vision to Action: St. Christopher’s School, Richmond | The Learning Pond
“If a school organization asks people to implement classroom tactics aligned with a vision of innovation, asks people to do things differently than they have in the past, the school needs to provide three things: a clear, overarching articulation of how these changes en toto support the vision; a picture of what innovation looks like; and the time and resources to learn the new skills they require. The second two are a matter of resource alignment: spend some money and send people out in to the world to see what analogs are working for other schools. The first issue requires a critical step in planning between the vision statement and the classroom tactics. The school needs to make sure that their systems are compatible with the new pedagogy.”
Education Week: Which Path for the Common Core?
Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them
“While I applaud the engagement of this generation of parents and teachers, it’s important to recognize the unintended consequences of our engagement. We want the best for our students, but research now shows that our “over-protection, over-connection” style has damaged them. Let me suggest three huge mistakes we’ve made leading this generation of kids and how we must correct them.”
Why the Creative Class Needs to ‘Lean in’ to Education Reform | Education on GOOD
Kids don’t hate history, they hate the way we teach it | History Tech
“He was very clear about it:
‘Kids don’t hate history. They hate the way we teach it.’
I couldn’t agree more.”
Seth’s Blog: Toward zero unemployment
“build these assets with novelty, with a fresh approach to an old problem, with a human touch that is worth talking about.”
Why Innovating Is About Doing, Not Talking | LinkedIn
To become a better innovator, it’s all about experiencing as many cycles of doing as you can.
Why Are the Students In Your Class? | Practical Theory
“This is our challenge – to help every student we teach find the reason they are in our class. We must strive to ensure that the time we spend together will help every student become a better citizen and person, both today, and in the future. Our classrooms must then be lenses on the world, not just for the students who fall in love with the same content we love, but for every child.”
Sergei Abramov’s goal: an educational blog that doesn’t bore his fellow Russian teens – CSMonitor.com
“The main message I’d like to promote is ‘Develop yourself, explore the world around you, and try to do something to make a change,’ ” he says.”
Another example of self-motivated learning. It remains interesting to me that a number of examples of self-motivated learning come into conflict with “schooling.” But isn’t the learning that is happening with this example (many of these examples) exactly what we want our students to pursue, learn, develop, etc.?
Organize | Practical Theory
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