In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? | MindShift
“The new education needs to start with the child. Not with the prescribed content,” Zhao
The Coming Revolution in Public Education – John Tierney – The Atlantic
A compelling overview of the educational landscape, the reform effort(s), and the impending revolution in public education. Full of links to explore to learn more deeply about the crossroads we face as a nation trying to school our children.
I could imagine that more than a few regular readers of #MustRead Shares – mostly educators – might initially bristle with the early paragraphs in this article about strategic agility. The idea of “profit” in schools might turn people off, as I try to explore the lessons schools can learn from business. However, if one can get past that, there is much to learn from this piece. How are we agile in school administrations, curriculum, instruction, etc.? There is a chart on p. 3 that is well worth contemplating as a school leader!
Young Movers, With a Passion for Change – NYTimes.com
“Given this extraordinary education, it makes you wonder if our schools should focus far more on peacemaking than test taking.”
10 Ideas Driving The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
…and not just the future of “social entrepreneurship,” but the future of most fields.
Finland: The Lighthouse of Progressive Education and Divergent Learning « Penn-Finn Learnings 2013
@boadams1 @GrantLichtman @pgow Don’t miss @KavanYee on “The Lighthouse of Progressive Ed & Divergent Learning” http://t.co/7LY8tPq7MB
What Matters More in Decisions: Analysis or Process?
“Looking at how organizations make decisions is a good place to start if we’re trying to improve the quality of decisions and remove cognitive biases.”
“So what matters more, process or analysis? After comparing the results they determined that “process mattered more than analysis—by a factor of six.””
HT @HappyGoth and her comment – this also applies to schools!
10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift
“The burden of reinvention, of course, falls on today’s generation of students. So it follows that education should focus on fostering innovation by putting curiosity, critical thinking, deep understanding, the rules and tools of inquiry, and creative brainstorming at the center of the curriculum.”
The 6 Key Drivers of Student Engagement — THE Journal
“We believe that relevant, personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student achievement. Although these learning experiences were available in a more limited way before the advent of technology, digital conversion has taken them to an entirely new level.” [HT @CenterTeach]