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By Rich TenEyck | Learning beyond the walls of the school

Can Students Learn Entirely on their Own?

Before we all head into our holiday break, I wanted to take a quick moment to share a video from one of the most inspiring educators I have ever met, …

Teaching

Students Must Be Prepared to Reinvent Themselves

Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.

Digital Age

Cheating the death of imagination: Teaching the unknowable

The idea of a <i>Technological Singularity</i> has been discussed and debated intensely since the early 1990s. Coined by Vernor Vinge and popularized by Ray …

Singularity

Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach L. Ron Hubbard, But Say They’re Not Scientologist

Betsy DeVos wants to expand school voucher programs throughout the U.S. Get ready for that list to include schools that promote Scientologist doctrine.<p>CLEARWATER, Fla. ― It was a weekday afternoon here in early December, and a gaggle of kids outside of Clearwater Academy International were playing …

Religion

Cost Of Education Is Rising But Learning Is Failing: David Blake, CEO and Co-founder, Degreed

Degreed, an ed-tech company is engaged in enabling and recognizing all forms of academic professional and lifelong learning. David Blake, CEO and …

Learning

Drivers of student performance: Insights from North America

Our analysis of OECD PISA results from North America highlights four insights on student mindsets, teaching practices, instructional time, and early …

Pedagogy

Is Alison The Answer To The World's Education Needs?

With nearly 12 million registered learners, 1.5 million graduates, and 1,000 free courses, the first ever massive open online course (MOOC) Alison has become one of the world’s largest players in online education – and one of the world’s largest certifiers of educational and skills attainment. …

Education

Professional Learning That Inspires Change

I shared this article recently, 5 Reasons Professional Development is NOT Transforming Learning. Not surprisingly, it resonated with many people.<p>So, …

Pedagogy

This is What Will Replace K-12 Schools and Colleges

The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag. Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young …

Education

The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning

Critics say personalized learning isn't supported by evidence, leads to bad teaching, and depends on data-mining students. What do educators and …

Learning

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Teaching

Enhanced Learning Experiences Τhrough Apps Infographic

<b>Enhanced Learning Experiences Τhrough Apps Infographic</b>The Enhanced Learning Experiences Τhrough Apps Infographic presents 7 key benefits of learning …

Learning

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Equality

Trends in Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on September 24, 2017<p>A number of challenges and opportunities are arising as new trends enter the higher education landscape.<p>Online …

Finland figured out the secrets to designing perfect schools — and the US can never replicate them

Finland's repeated success in national education rankings means there are at least a few lessons the US can learn.<p>But one that it can't replicate — due to old-school mindsets about what education is supposed to look like — is how Finland designs its schools.<p>Finnish schools are increasingly adopting …

Education

How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within in the education sector.<p>Edupreneurs are usually mission-driven and live for bringing to light positive impact. They can be found building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving …

Innovation

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>By Beth Holland</b>As digital devices become more common in classrooms, teachers and students are discovering that what worked in the analog world may …

Pedagogy

The case for eliminating letter grades, according to a school with too many straight-A students

Mary Lawlor has taught sixth-grade English for more than 20 years. For almost all of that time, she hated giving grades.<p>The high-achievers always freaked out, lining up at her door in tears because they wanted higher marks. “It bred all these perfectionists [who] were not resilient and just focused …

Education

Social And Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves Them, But Still Can't Define Them

More and more, people in education agree on the importance of schools' paying attention to stuff other than academics.<p>But still, no one agrees on what to call that "stuff."<p>I originally published a story on this topic two years ago.<p>As I reported back then, there were a bunch of overlapping terms in …

Education

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of …

Pedagogy

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

...The post Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model appeared first on TeachThought.

Learning

How to Educate for the Future – Not the Past

Clearly, we need to rethink education. Our kids will face a much different world than we live in now. In fact, a study at Oxford concluded that …

Innovation

Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

August is often a sleepy month, when many are focused on enjoying the last bit of summer before the busy fall season begins. But we’re hoping teams …

Pre-school

What Is a Personalized Education, and Why Doesn't Everyone Get One?

When you strip all peer interactions out of learning, you're left with bare facts and theorems and instructions. Or, in competency-based learning, a …

Teaching

YouTube Educational Technology | YouTube Tool for Educators

YouTube allows you to create 'Playlists' These are great in education. For example you can quickly collect together all the videos on one topic and …

eLearning

Three Theories of Educational Change

« Why Dewey Needs Freire, But Not Vice Versa; Critical Consciousness-Raising as a Form of Deeper Learning | Main | The White Journey to Racial …

Teaching

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.<p>When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special …

Education

Why Canada Is Able to Do Things Better

Most of the country understands that when it comes to government, you pay for what you get.<p>When I was a young kid growing up in Montreal, our annual family trips to my grandparents’ Florida condo in the 1970s and ‘80s offered glimpses of a better life. Not just Bubbie and Zadie’s miniature, …

Equality

Why This Time is Different

During one of our regular Roundtable discussions in Change School this week, one of our school leaders asked a very interesting question.<p><i>“Given the</i> …

Education