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8 things all great students have in common

Fewer people remember great <i>schools</i>.<p>Sir Ken Robinson — a 30-year veteran of the education industry who has taught in classrooms, worked alongside governments, and researched educational theory worldwide — finds this troubling.<p>In April, Robinson released a new book called "Creative Schools: The …

Civil Rights

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Education

“Just be yourself” is cruel, fraudulent advice to give young people

As my daughters graduate, they’re hounded by this hollow motto of Western capitalism. What should we say instead?<p>Their entire lives, my children have been hounded by one simple yet relentless, cruel and existentially meaningless phrase. I'm pretty sure yours have, too. It has nipped at their heels …

Success

5 Ways Parents Can Encourage 21st Century Learning

<i>Tatyana Warrick</i> Parents are key to supporting, if not inspiring, lifelong learning. After all, they are, in the words of Tom Vander Ark, "Chief Growth Officers!" As our world of work and learning become more complex, so does parenting and the importance of supporting 21st century learning for even …

Pedagogy

How should we teach critical thinking?

One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the …

Pedagogy

5 Ways Parents Can Encourage 21st Century Learning

<i>Tatyana Warrick</i><p>Parents are key to supporting, if not inspiring, life-long learning. After all, they are, in the words of Tom Vander Ark, “Chief …

Pedagogy

5 Innovations From The Past Decade That Aim To Change The American Classroom

Many symbols we still associate with classrooms and learning, like chalkboards, pens, notebooks -- even classrooms themselves -- are quickly becoming outdated. American schools are going high-tech, and a few companies are leading the charge.<p>"[Teachers] can focus on great instruction and then look …

Education Technology
Higher Education

Education Week

Millennials Are Failing Because We Are Failing Them: The STEM Gap

Many of today’s Millennial students lack the skills necessary to fill the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) positions of tomorrow. Furthermore, a majority of U.S. students from low-income and minority households have an even greater gap when it comes to STEM knowledge. These …

Education

Will big data transform education?

I think technology has great potential to transform education, but I am frustrated by how ineffective so much educational technology really is. For …

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

“Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they …

Education Technology

U.S. Department of Education: The future of education includes video games in classrooms

A lot of modern students spend as much time playing video games as they do attending school, according to research by University of Indiana.<p>Some may view that as a shocking affirmation that video games are eroding the education of an entire generation, but the U.S. Department of Education sees it …

Gamification

Why Your Classroom Technology Needs to Be Smarter Than Paper

Can your students make the same learning gains with paper as they can with your current classroom technology?<p>If the answer is yes, your digital setup …

BYOD in Education Tips - Shaping the Way Students Learn

We no longer turn to one-trick devices, like calculators, in favor of multi-faceted technology that practically lives in our pockets, purses and …

Education Technology

How To Design The Googleplex Of Schools

Alexandria, Minnesota’s new high school could teach your so-called “open office” a thing or two.<p>When the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, asked community members what they wanted in their new high school to be like, they replied, “like the Google campus.” So they hired John Pfluger of Cuningham Group …

Teaching

Well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16% in a single year, research reveals

Clear evidence has now been gathered that well-designed primary school classrooms boost children's learning progress in reading, writing and math. …

Education Technology

Move Over Memorization

<b>It's All About Curiosity and Tomorrow's Job Skills</b><p>(Part 1 of a 2-part series on the 'Workforce of the Future')<p>Good grades all too often reflect good memorization and test-taking skills. We have to ask ourselves, now that answers to myriads of questions are a google search away, why would we measure …

Pedagogy

​Three Ways to Create a Student-Centered School

Learning Strategies<p>​Three Ways to Create a Student-Centered School<p>By Nichole Husa     Apr 2, 2015<p>PIxabay<p>Based on the research and current trends …

Pedagogy

Clearing Up Common Core Confusion

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>The mention of “Common Core” anything will often generate very strong feelings among parents, educators, and lawmakers. And …

Teaching
Education Technology
Online Learning

4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students

Ed tech should be a means, not an end, to improving our education system.<p>All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education. This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how …

12 Things Teachers Worry About Today

<b>11 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher</b><p>by <b>Heather Edick</b><p>Teachers have so much to worry about today, as they always have. This week, I …

Teaching

This Year At The 'Davos of Education.' Plus, The 16 Most Critical 21st Century Skills

Each year, the Global Education and Skills Forum is held in Dubai. Sometimes called “The Davos of Education,” the event brings together educators, politicians, activists and thought leaders for a few days of focused conversation about the state of global education.<p>The 2015 “New Vision For …

Pedagogy