Re:Imagine Education

By Arthur Preston | Education for an industrial age is no longer relevant - featuring new thinking and showcasing best practice for effective, relevant and innovative education..

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Build trust and confidence into all achievements and skills – Large and small<p>Existing systems and traditions make it hard to provide trusted evidence …


On the Need for Getting Rid of Homework

I realize I have not written much about homework the last few years. Not because it is not worth writing about, but because I do not really give it. …


Differentiation is The Key to Assessment For Learning

<i>“Too often, educational tests, grades, and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals.</i>” Douglas …


Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.<p>But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.<p>“We need to …


Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning …


Designing The Perfect School: 7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning

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How Schools Can Face The ‘Bad Habits’ That Inhibit Meaningful Changes

Making lasting change in schools is difficult not only because schools are communities made up of individuals with their own opinions about what’s …


Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Back-to-school conjures images of desks in neat rows, and the smells of crayons and glue. Teachers work hard to make warm, inviting learning spaces …

Design Thinking

Education & Our Strange Culture Of Bad Homework Assignments

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Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

Eleven years ago Chris Lehmann and a committed team of educators started Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a public magnet school in Philadelphia …


It's Past Time For Education 3.0


How Better Grading Reshaped My Teaching

A struggling student's recent exclamation that she UNDERSTOOD a history lesson confirmed to Shara Peters that her new school's grading policy …


What Do You Mean My Kid Doesn’t Have Homework?

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Flickr user Michael Bentley. Licensed under Creative Commons.<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>While sitting …


How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

The education world is full of incremental change — the slow process of individuals learning about new strategies and approaches, trying them out, …


6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today

One cannot begin to imagine future learning scenarios if we can’t see where we’ve come from. I remember sitting at my desk with my textbook and …


We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

The way we learn has changed dramatically over the past few decades—so it makes sense that the places where we learn should change dramatically as well. Continuing to create concrete boxes with fixed walls and rigid classroom spaces makes as much sense as investing in floppy disks.<p>It’s been a few …


Does the classroom of the future look more like a coffee shop?

Peek inside Brittany Horning’s second-grade class at L’Ouverture Elementary School, and you’ll see kids sprawled on large ottomans, perched atop …

Coffee Shops

Personalized Data Units or Personal Learning?

<i>“The assumption here is that curriculum can be broken into little pieces, that skills are acquired sequentially and can be assessed with discrete,</i> …

Personalized Learning

The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders

The world of work is changing faster and more drastically than at perhaps any other time in recent history. According to research from the World …

Industry 4.0

A New Program and a New Approach to Homework

Homework has been getting a lot of attention in the media. My Twitter feed is full of articles and blogs discussing the research on homework, …


Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

Differentiation is a word that makes some teachers shudder, but we know it's important, so let's get it right.


Homework Helps Students Succeed in School, As Long as There Isn't Too Much

It turns out that parents are right to nag: To succeed in school, kids should do their homework.<p>Duke University researchers have reviewed more than …


First Comes Achievement. Then Comes Confidence.

A few weeks back, I wrote a bit here on the Radical titled Are Grades Destroying My Six Year Old Kid. In it, I shared the story of my daughter -- who …


The Future Of Education: We Live In A Social World

<b>HundrED is a global, non-profit project aiming to bring together a vision of education for the next 100 years, collecting 100 innovations from Finland and a further 100 from around the world, along with commentary from global thought leaders. The findings will be documented as a book, a</b> …


Want to Go Gradeless? Ten Ways to Avoid Drowning in Data

Love is blind, and far too often, our relationships with quantitative data remain unhealthy. Despite evidence to the contrary, too many of us still …


Distracted From School or Learning?

In my last post, I shared an article regarding a Michigan High School that recently banned mobile devices from their classrooms. Here was one of my …


Use badges to give students control of their learning

Empowering students to take control of their learning is easier said than done simply because many students would rather focus on getting the answers …


Required: Rethinking Curriculum

What percent of what we learn in our adult lives is learned via a curriculum that someone else explicitly put together for us vs. a path of content …