The problem with thinking ‘content is king’ in education
“Mistaken belief that changing the content of what stus study will magically alter what occurs in classrooms” Cuban: http://t.co/BaadM0f18P
Harvard EdCast: Making the Rounds | Harvard Graduate School of Education
“In School-Based Instructional Rounds: Improving Teaching and Learning Across Classrooms, published by Harvard Education Press, Lecturer Lee Teitel explores this innovative approach of improving teaching and learning. Through case studies at five distinct models of K-12 schools, Teitel examines how the instructional rounds methods were implemented and what the schools have learned from the process.
In this edition of the EdCast, Teitel speaks about the book and shares his evolving research on school-based instructional rounds. ”
[HT @cliffordshelley via “LS Chilipeppers” Diigo group]
Steve Seidel has run educational #rounds at PZ for years. Do any of you do it in your schools/museums/etc.? http://t.co/56wIL2KEl6
Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change | Edutopia
“It’s time to slow down. In our crazy whirling, we are only creating more chaos and mess to clean up.
If we slowed down, we could reflect on what we’ve been doing and what’s been working; we could ask questions, explore root causes, and we could listen to each other. And if we engaged in some of these practices, there’s a greater likelihood that we’d uncover authentic solutions, make some significant changes, feel better about our work, and deliver some sustainable results.”
Creating Great Students | Edutopia
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dy/dan » Blog Archive » Teacher Data Dashboards Are Hard, Pt. 2
Dan Meyer provides a number of important thoughts and resources in the investigation of Teacher Data Dashboards and progress reporting. This is part 2.
dy/dan » Blog Archive » Teacher Data Dashboards Are Hard, Pt. 1
Dan Meyer provides a number of important thoughts and resources in the investigation of Teacher Data Dashboards and progress reporting. This is part 1.
Marco Cibola – Explore Create Repeat – by 4ormat
“I think it’s very important to never stop learning. There’s a tendency, especially when I’m busy and working for clients, to just become a machine that churns out work that builds a portfolio of clones. There’s a certain comfort and security with repeating what you know and giving the client what they expect. But it can also get boring and unsatisfying. It can feel stagnant. I think that curiosity and going into the unknown is what makes work interesting. I love problem solving, but not when I’ve already solved the problem.”
Unstuck’s Best Advice of 2013 – 16 Tip Cards
Unstuck Point of View
“There’s no shame in getting stuck. The more we get stuck, the more often we can make life better. Let’s embrace the stuck moment — and then do something about it.”
Put into Practice
“This year, we had the pleasure of sharing all kinds of tips and ideas in the name of Unstuck. Your response has been gratifying, because every time a tip works, someone’s life gets a bit better. And most likely, that makes someone else’s life better. The ripple effect of getting unstuck is an exponential force for good. So in the spirit of building that force, we present the best of Unstuck’s advice in 2013 as printable and pin-able tip cards to keep handy and to share.”
Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design – NYTimes.com
“While the projects had wildly different end products, they both had a similar starting point: focusing on how to ease people’s lives. And that is a central lesson at the school, which is pushing students to rethink the boundaries for many industries.
At the heart of the school’s courses is developing what David Kelley, one of the school’s founders, calls an empathy muscle. Inside the school’s cavernous space — which seems like a nod to the Silicon Valley garages of lore — the students are taught to forgo computer screens and spreadsheets and focus on people.”
What Stanford’s Startup Garage Teaches Us About Invention and Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
“interested in experiential learning for multi-disciplinary teams”
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