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By Rich TenEyck | Learning beyond the walls of the school

3 Thoughts on Innovation in Education Heading into the New School Year

The #InnovatorsMindset book study on Instagram just wrapped up, and it was a great learning experience for myself and hopefully, the participants …

Education Technology

Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal?

It makes perfect sense why there is a push for personalized learning in our schools. It is a well-intentioned response to the standardized curriculum …

Education Technology

The modern education system was designed to teach future factory workers to be “punctual, docile, and sober”

The education system as we know it is only about 200 years old. Before that, formal education was mostly reserved for the elite. But as industrialization changed the way we work, it created the need for universal schooling.<p>Factory owners required a docile, agreeable workers who would show up on …

Education

The Gates Foundation spent $775m on a Big Data education project that was worse than useless

Kudos to the Gates Foundation, seriously: after spending $775m on the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, a Big Data initiative to improve …

Education

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

Parenting

The ‘Show Me’ Grading System of the Future

Changing the way we grade, report and evaluate student learning can oftentimes feel like an uphill battle. But our students deserve better. This post …

Pedagogy

How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School

When a huge flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2008 the community was faced with a host of problems more commonly seen in big cities, like …

Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

Alexandra Lange's interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> with its indelible depiction of Laura's one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin.<p>Today, she's an architecture and design critic. Her new book, <i>The Design of Childhood,</i> considers the physical …

Education

The School Day: It's Not a Race; Let's Change the Pace!

<b>Does the relentless pace of the school day frustrate you? Do you need to cram more and more into six hours? In his latest book, Time to Teach, Time</b> …

Empower Learners: 10 Lessons On Innovation Leadership

Thirty miles west of downtown Milwaukee, a suburban community is well served by the Kettle Moraine (KM) School District (<b>@</b>kmdistrict). Even a quick encounter with Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz and her capable team will make evident 10 leadership lessons relevant for any organization.<p><b>1. Get clear</b> …

How To Reform School: A Radical Reimagines Education

- Advertisement -<p><b>My guest today is Ted Dintersmith, venture capitalist, education philanthropist and author of What School Could Be: Insights and</b> …

Forget Student Behavior. Let's Talk About Teacher Credibility.

Do we care about our credibility as a teacher as much as we care about their reputation as a student?

Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’

I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in education? Why? If you could reinvent education, what would it look like? Would you have …

Educational 'innovation' is only as good as the execution

A few weeks back, I offered a modest suggestion for board members and civic leaders undergoing the process of selecting a new schools chief: Instead …

Waltham High School's Cutting Edge Changemaker Academy

Waltham High School is about to change the way we think about learning and high school.<p>WALTHAM, MA — Right now, while the city is working to figure …

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

What's Actually Working in the Classroom?

After visiting 200 schools in 50 states, author Ted Dintersmith explores how the most remarkable educators are helping students thrive.

Turning Passive Video into Active Learning

Instructional video is a key component of many flipped learning classrooms, but even if you aren’t flipping, adding video to your classroom …

In Tenn., a 'Microcredential' to Help Teachers Identify Students' Hidden Giftedness

The Volunteer State is the first to test a professional development effort aimed at enabling teachers to find academic potential in students who …

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

Vocational Education

There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success.

For years, education policy dictated that student standardized test scores be central in the assessment of students (not to mention teachers and principals and schools) — despite protests by parents, educators, students and even assessment experts.<p>More recently, however, we’ve seen reductions in …

Education

The Impending Death of Traditional Education: When Push Comes to Pull

This is first of a multi-part post dealing with the 21st Century transformation of animation education. Social networking, information technologies …

Reimagining the High School Transcript

Spring 2018<p>By Ari Pinkus<p>How do we improve teaching and learning? What’s the best way to assess student progress? As educators tackle these questions, …

Pedagogy

Frickin’ Packets

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Hacking STEM<p><b>I saw a video a few months ago</b> that I haven’t been able to …

Teaching

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all children.<p>Dintersmith has taken a …

Education

Why Many Millennials Are Turning To The Internet For Education

For many millennials, the traditional four year university is no longer appealing. Yes, that is the route that many will take. For some, this is for no reason other than necessity. They simply don’t see another choice to pursue their career choice.<p>However, that doesn’t mean that millennials rely …

Higher Education

Reaching Learners With Mobile Learning Infographic

Reaching Learners With Mobile Learning InfographicMobiles are now the natural access point for information. They are the go-to devices for …

One Size Fits

<i>Personalized learning as part of your learning genome.</i><p>GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Peddle<p><i>“Education shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all, it should be</i> …

The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned.<p>If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a red pen, you’re stuck in the …

Education