In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
I have been asked for my “single best idea for reforming education”. When you only have one shot, you want to make it count. So I thought I would share my idea here, in case anyone has a brighter insight.
"The school culture - high expectations … and [a focus] on achieving while nurturing the students - positively drives me to do more and to make a greater difference." - Crystal Byrd, Calcedeaver Elementary School, Mount Vernon, Alabama. Read more of the "Why I Teach Where I Teach" series on the Ed Trust blog. http://theequityline.org/wp/tag/why-i-teach-where-i-teach/
Rigorous instruction is defined as challenging the students' ability to think.
We are learning more and more about who enrolls in Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) and how those students behave. For example, Harvard and MIT recently released de-identified data from their first 16 MOOCs that ran in