Justin Hardman

133 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Followers | @justinhardman | Keep up with Justin Hardman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Justin Hardman”

The big lesson from the world's best school system? Trust your teachers

Finnish education policies are highly praised, but the real success is the level of responsibility and autonomy given to teachers to do their jobs<p>Finnish education is rarely out of the news, whether it’s outstanding Pisa results, those same results slipping, the dropping of traditional subjects, …

Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows

Playing by the rules rarely pays off later in life.<p>What becomes of high school valedictorians? It’s what every parent wishes their teenager to be. …

These Are the World's 14 Most Futuristic Schools

From boat schools to surveillance classrooms, this is the future of education.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Architecture, Design & Engineering<p>The future, straight …

The Techy Teacher / How to Build Positive Change

To support tech innovation, schools need to revamp their PD infrastructures.

Pedagogy

Students Don't Always Trust Us, and That's a School Climate Issue

As a society we seem to be more polarized than ever, and as an institution students do not seem to trust us very much. It's time to get the trust …

Pedagogy

Top private high schools start campaign to kill traditional transcripts and change college admissions

What if traditional high school transcripts -- lists of courses taken, grades earned and so forth -- didn't exist?<p>That's the ambition of a new …

College & University

Successful Leaders Develop Their Expertise Through Daily Practice

Leadership requires the leader to "know thyself", and, lest any of us forget, developing expertise demands daily practice.

Pedagogy

Coaching Teachers To Be Even Better

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>As an experienced teacher, have you ever had the opportunity to coach another teacher?<p>No doubt in countless examples, many …

Teaching

How to Run Meetings that Don’t Suck

In the UK last year a survey of office workers found that 40% of meetings were a waste of time. Factors such as the wrong attendees, a lack of …

Design Thinking

The 11 best school systems in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>Countries were ranked according to the "12 pillars of competitiveness," which includes …

Education

What do international students think of American schools?

By Louis SerinoIn 2001, the Brown Center conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of foreign exchange students, asking kids from abroad who have attended …

Students

Bendable Smartphones Are Coming

A little-known startup in China is gunning to be the first to sell bendable smartphones this year, seeking to upstage Samsung Electronics Co., which …

Amazon.com Inc

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “How schools ruined …

Education

Ernst & Young Removes University Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' It Equals Success

Ernst & Young, one of the UK's biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, …

Why Every Edtech Company Should Take Field Trips to Schools

Edtech Business<p>Why Every Edtech Company Should Take Field Trips to Schools<p>By Aliza Aufrichtig     Sep 14, 2015<p>Shutterstock<p>“Are you a rapper?”<p>Without …

Lest we forget: memorising is useful

Despite the internet, we still have to remember some things – even, in times of need, a poem or two<p>I woke, sure I should be getting ready to go and make a speech, but I couldn’t remember where and about what. Then I woke a bit more and realised that I wasn’t doing anything of the sort – I was …