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Ricardo Semler: "We are trying to prove that by giving kids freedom they will in the end be better educated."
Michael Gove's national curriculum reforms: where's the creativity?
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Not Perfect - A Place WhereAll Kids Can Hang Their Hats
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'I channeled John Dewey. He says if you want to be a good teacher, don't teach reading and writing. Teach students.'
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Witty cartoon featuring one of the greatest education reformers of the last century.
The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical…
The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Brain Pickings
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Carl Sagan - The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
"The Demon-Haunted World / Science As A Candle In The Dark" by Carl Sagan is one of the best popular science books I've ever read. It's the kind of book which we must read these days. As the world we live in is dominated by a more conservative mindset, unfortunately a little bit more each day. The book clearly explains the reader how to differ fraud science from valid science. If this book doesnt change your way of thinking even a bit, then you are definitely hopeless.
How to Master the Art of “Effective Surprise” and the 6 Essential Conditions for…
In 1962, Jerome Bruner published On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand (public library) — a wonderfully dimensional exploration of “the act of knowing in itself and how it is shaped and in turn gives form to language, science, literature, and art,” exploring not the biological mystery of left-handedness but the metaphorical mesmerism of the left hand, which has traditionally represented the power of intuition, imagination, and spontaneity:
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Legendary Harvard Psychologist Jerome Bruner on the Art of “Effective Surprise” and the 6 Essential Conditions of Creativity | Brain Picking...
Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Why no school is the best school if you can't afford an independent school. "Gone are the days when we saw our children as creative, unique individuals and educators as the ones who could help them discover, explore, and develop their passions."
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If students want to run for office, run a business, or change how things are run where they live, work, or play, they need to be savvy users of social media. This starts with having a positive online reputation. I had the opportunity at Tech Forum New York to speak with four Innovative educators (see below for faces and end of article for names) from elementary, middle, and high school as well as a district administrator about how to best prepare students.
The Innovative Educator blog was created by Lisa Nielsen. After she found school boring and irrelevant, she became a public school educator to change the educational experience for students. Her site includes posts and articles that encourage teachers to have a voice in issues, conservations, and policies that affect them.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator - Blog ~ Discover what your digital footprint says about you. Does your digital footprint convey the message you want? You should spend time figuring this out. In the 21st century our digital footprint conveys an important image and people should know what that is. Included are ideas that will enable you to explore and consider if your digital footprint conveys the message you want to share with the world. Includes ideas for activities for teachers.
How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload | Brain Pickings “To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking.”
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John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology. He was a major representative of progressive education and liberalism.
ALTERNATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL - The realities of trying to launch an alternative public school in this current educational climate of standardization and regimentation of human development are exemplified by my family's own experience participating in the launch and initial years of a charter school intended to be based around the educational ideas of John Dewey. http://www.leftyparent.com/blog/2010/02/24/alternative-charter-school/
Reggie Nadelson writes about City and Country School in New York whose ethos has changed little in 50 years. #bbc
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Could We Create Another Einstein? A review of Tony Wagner's book Creating Innovators.
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Great article on imagination - Einstein’s Gift for Fantasy | The Creativity Post
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Thank you Maxine Greene - extraordinary educator. In loving memory of Maxine Greene ( December 23, 1917- May 29, 2014)
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World Peace Game..John Hunter's brilliant work with fourth graders.
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I love this man and game: hoping to go to his conference!
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Head of ROBERT C. PARKER SCHOOL: How do we motivate kids?
“Creating a great school for all - an evening with Alfie Kohn and Pasi Sahlberg,” Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
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This Is Not An Essay
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"Where I grew up learning was a collective activity. But when I got to school and tried to share learning with other students that was called cheating. The curriculum sent the clear message to me that learning was a highly individualistic, almost secretive, endeavour. My working-class experience didn’t count. Not only did it not count, it was disparaged." Border Crossing, 1993 Henry Giroux
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Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear | Rise Up Times - Ideas matter and changing consciousness is fundamental to any viable form of individual and collective resistance.
Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education. Howard Gardner’s work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education – especially in the United States
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Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences. As I always say, "There's all kinds of smart, people!"
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Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences : a summary of his contribution to intelligence research. I'm definitely reading through this later!
Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education. Howard Gardner's work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education - especially in the United ...
John Dewey on education, experience and community. Arguably the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century, Dewey’s contribution lies along several fronts. His attention to experience and reflection, democracy and community, and to environments for learning have been seminal.
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John Dewey on education, experience and community. Arguably the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century, Dewey's contribution lies along several fronts. His attention to expe...
John Dewey on education, experience and community
Paulo Freire (1921 – 1997), the Brazilian educationalist, has left a significant mark on thinking about progressive practice. His Pedagogy of the Oppressed is currently one of the most quoted educational texts (especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia). Freire was able to draw upon, and weave together, a number of strands of thinking about educational practice and liberation.
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Paulo Freire, amazing ideas then – so prevalent and important now! http://infed.org/mobi/paulo-freire-dialogue-praxis-and-education/
Paulo Freire: dialogue, praxis and education
John Hunter - inventor of the World Peace Game - in the Middle School at Poughkeepsie Day School.
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Cool bookshelf. I would like to make a peace sign bookshelf for the wall
Its easy to forget that, 50 years ago, early years education was an afterthought in policy and funding. It was the universities that were considered worth spending money on, and if they tended to be filled with the middle-classes, then thats just the way things were. The better-off simply happened to have brighter children. Thanks to Jerome Bruner and the other pioneers of cognitive development, views like these have long been gathering dust. But Bruner et al no longer get the recognition they