Ideas About Education Reform

Sharing Ideas to Hack Curriculum in Schools

ourtimeorg:

And spending that money on houses would be better for the economy.

ourtimeorg:

And spending that money on houses would be better for the economy.

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Six lessons that we learned talking to Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia.

"Climb every mountain." -Yvon Chouinard
The next generation learning initiative seeks to creatively and systemically integrate a vast range of new and existing next generation teaching and learning tools, resources, modules and approaches into more personalized, engaging and relevant learning experiences that tap into each student’s passions, interests and learning styles inside and outside of the classroom.download podcasts here http://nextgenvoices.libsyn.com/

Next Generation Learning

The Next Gen Voices Project shares stories and expertise from educators across Colorado who are leading the way in developing next generation learning environments to promote 21st century student outcomes.

theatlantic:

Why Every Writer Needs Two Educations

Marcus Burke, author of Team Seven and a former college athlete, learned from Carter G. Woodson that teaching yourself is just as important as being taught in the classroom.
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theatlantic:

Why Every Writer Needs Two Educations

Marcus Burke, author of Team Seven and a former college athlete, learned from Carter G. Woodson that teaching yourself is just as important as being taught in the classroom.

Read more.

(via thelearningbrain)

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia by William Kremer

“The audience actually wants to work for their meal. They just don’t want to know that they’re doing that. That’s your job as a storyteller is to hide the fact that you’re making them work for their meal. We’re born problem solvers. We’re compelled to deduce and to deduct because that’s what we do in real life. It’s this well-organized absence of information that draws us in.”

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Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton in an altogether fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour exploring what makes a great story

Complement with more secrets of storytelling from Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut and Neil Gaiman, then see the neurochemistry of storytelling and the dramatic art.

(via explore-blog)

"Spotting kids learning at their own pace is like catching a glimpse of Bigfoot. We all know about Bigfoot but beyond a few grainy photos, few can claim they have actually seen it in the wild.
Education innovation is not about dumping truckloads of tablets into classrooms or doing the exact same things we have always done, just with a shinier set of tools. It’s about the the hard work of changing instructional practice and radically improving student experience. It’s about coaxing Bigfoot to come out.”  — Alex Hernandez
The handy infographic below looks at the idea of how to learn fast. It uses the idea of travel time to support the concept of learning by doing – arguably one of the quickest methods of learning something. Instead of taking the time to stop at every learning opportunity, do background research, and file yourself through all of the traditional methods, sometimes just jumping in will help you learn faster.

The handy infographic below looks at the idea of how to learn fast. It uses the idea of travel time to support the concept of learning by doing – arguably one of the quickest methods of learning something. Instead of taking the time to stop at every learning opportunity, do background research, and file yourself through all of the traditional methods, sometimes just jumping in will help you learn faster.

(Source: edudemic.com)

fastcodesign:

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

A former Frog designer visualizes the literature on the importance of play for fostering creativity in children.

More> Co.Design

(via impactthroughinnovation)

laughingsquid:

Los Angeles Blogger Wears a Different Band T-Shirt for 1,000 Days in a Row
creativemornings:

"Measurebation is the practice of obsessing about the numeric value at the expense of everything else."
— Rory Sutherland
Watch the talk here.

creativemornings:

"Measurebation is the practice of obsessing about the numeric value at the expense of everything else."

— Rory Sutherland

Watch the talk here.