Ideas About Education Reform

Sharing Ideas to Hack Curriculum in Schools

The Real Reason Helicopter Parenting Is a Bad Idea

did-you-kno:

China is building a “car-free” city that will support 80,000 residents who can travel without a vehicle. The project is designed to reduce waste, preserve wildlife, and cut energy use in half. Source

did-you-kno:

China is building a “car-free” city that will support 80,000 residents who can travel without a vehicle. The project is designed to reduce waste, preserve wildlife, and cut energy use in half. Source

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gjmueller:

Educating Parents About Education

We are struggling today to bring teachers up to speed with all of the effects that result from our living in a technology-driven society. It has had a profound effect on many educators’ pedagogy, methodology, and education philosophy. Education is a conservative institution that is slow to change, but make no mistake — changes are occurring. As big of a struggle as it may be to affect the mindset of educators while they model and share those changes with their students, we must recognize that parents are left almost entirely out of the process.

image via flickr:CC | COD Newsroom

gjmueller:

Educating Parents About Education

We are struggling today to bring teachers up to speed with all of the effects that result from our living in a technology-driven society. It has had a profound effect on many educators’ pedagogy, methodology, and education philosophy. Education is a conservative institution that is slow to change, but make no mistake — changes are occurring. As big of a struggle as it may be to affect the mindset of educators while they model and share those changes with their students, we must recognize that parents are left almost entirely out of the process.

image via flickr:CC | COD Newsroom

pbstv:

From the breathtaking top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii to the disturbing sewers of San Francisco, host Steven Johnson reveals his most memorable moments from shooting his 6-part series.

HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON premieres with back-to-back episodes October 15th at 9/8c on PBS.

smartercities:

China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox
The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

smartercities:

China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox

The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

(via smarterplanet)

fuckyeahradicaled:

Text reads: When test scores go up, we should worry, because of how poor a measure they are of what matters, and what you typically sacrifice in a desperate effort to raise scores. —Alfie Kohn

fuckyeahradicaled:

Text reads: When test scores go up, we should worry, because of how poor a measure they are of what matters, and what you typically sacrifice in a desperate effort to raise scores. —Alfie Kohn

fastcompany:

Texting While Walking? In China, There’s A Lane For That
Walk this way: A Chinese city has installed a special sidewalk lane for distracted walkers.
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(Photo: Barcroft Media via The Telegraph)

fastcompany:

Texting While Walking? In China, There’s A Lane For That

Walk this way: A Chinese city has installed a special sidewalk lane for distracted walkers.

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(Photo: Barcroft Media via The Telegraph)

See the new film MAKER Thursday, October 2 @ 5:30 pm in Loveland. FREE Tickets via www.coloradoedinitiative.org/make-education-relevant-and-inspiring   @tara_jahn
ifc:

Get your salivation on with the Portlandia Meal Generator and be sure to pre-order The Portlandia Cookbook on Amazon!

ifc:

Get your salivation on with the Portlandia Meal Generator and be sure to pre-order The Portlandia Cookbook on Amazon!

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tastefullyoffensive:

Crazy Ideas That Just Need to Happen Already

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yellowcrayolacrayon:

If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies
how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

yellowcrayolacrayon:

If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies

how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

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Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload | Farnam Street

Guess What: You Don’t “Implement” Innovation. It’s Created Through Principles.

A Coca-Cola vending machine is transformed into a happiness machine delivering “doses” of happiness. Design Thinking Hack