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Finland Rethinks Factory-Style School Buildings (Education Week)

Finland Rethinks Factory-Style School Buildings

edweek.org

ישראל 2011: כך נראים ההבדלים בין החינוך הפרטי לחינוך הציבורי - וידאו של מיקי רוזנטל (המקור)

מק בוק לכל ילד: בתי ספר אלטרנטיביים בעולם

Connected Test-Taking: Is It Cheating? "Cheating — or high-tech cheating, as it is called today — what is that exactly? How do we define it? And is it really a problem? Do our old-school definitions of cheating need rethinking?"

John Hardy: My green school dream - "Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world's largest freestanding bamboo building." (TED talk - Hebrew: www.ted.com/...)

Flattening the school walls - "Principal Tom Horn, a self-described "hippie kid from Eugene," has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—not to mention his teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based learning model."

לא כולם מתלהבים מאנתרופוסופיה

Finland success (Less is More): schools are relaxed, teacher are of high quality, parents are engaged, society values education, students are happy - complex mix of variables

לא רק לוח וגיר: בתי הספר הכי מדליקים בעולם

Sweden debuts first classroom-less school. Telefonplan, one of 30 schools from the Swedish education company Vittra, has done away with the concept of the classroom completely. Designed by architects at Rosan Bosch, the school consists of loosely designed “spaces” in which students can come and go.

New Zeland: Classroom lights steer study mood. A boost to students' concentration levels is hoped for during a trial of a classroom lighting system which lets a teacher set the mood for learning at different times of the day.

USA: 'Data room' keeps teachers, students focused on goals. Campus improvement coordinator Brandi Brevard has turned one of Sharpstown's classrooms into a data room, with magnetized walls covered with information about the academic progress of every student.

'Data room' keeps teachers, students focused on goals

chron.com

England: Report finds Brymore School had 'bullying culture'. Brymore School trains boys for farming and rural professions A Somerset school has been criticised for having a "culture of bullying" in which teachers condoned older boys pushing and punching younger ones.

USA: New city school blends learning with African cultural flavor

USA: Laying down the law to change the culture. Students will benefit from zealous adherence to rules

USA - Bethlehem Area School District kicks off school with culture change. Bethlehem Area School District high school students may find their desks today set up in a circle for a discussion or be asked to draw up their own class rules. And it won’t be the last time this school year students are asked to help shape their school experience.

USA - Atlanta schools created culture of cheating, fear. Investigators concluded that nearly half the city's schools allowed the cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade, beginning in 2001.

China: Primary school halts use of green scarves. A primary school in northwest China has ceased a controversial practice that categorized some students as misbehaved or poor academic performers by making them wear green scarves.