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Revolution in higher ed is slow to arrive; still desperately needed

The Economist has a suggestion on how to reverse the current situation where some college degrees aren’t worth the time and effort: Making college cost less… 370 more words

Change Around Us

What is education, anyway? Pt.2

Let’s face it, children are basically all the same and should be taught in the same, tried and tested, chalk and talk, fashion. Teachers in schools should focus purely on the 3R’s – Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic – and leave that creative ‘fluff’ for kids to pursue in their own time. 556 more words

Norah reblogged this on Norah Colvin and commented:

This week I am sharing a post published on Teachling earlier this year. Teachling introduces her post with a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, an international advisor on Education. Like Teachling, I very much admire his work and would love to see education systems implement his recommendations. I hope you will set aside the 19 minutes it will take to listen to what Ken has to say. You will be amused, entertained and educated. I intended providing a summary of important points from his talk, but found I was recording the talk in full! Teachling has provided a few notes but I would love you to listen to the entire talk and let me know what you think. How can we join the revolution that Ken says we need?

More good stuff on the open frontiers - 3-20-14

A few articles on technology, energy, and publishing that are worth a read and a brief comment. Reusable first stages of rockets, several updates on Yutu (Chinese lunar rover), commercial drones, lightly armed drones, and another shale field with big potential. 775 more words

Energy

Don't Let the Curriculum Use You

Having standards isn’t a bad thing, nor is having a curriculum based around said standards. However, such a curriculum is limited in its ability to provide four essential skills to our students: communication, emotional stability, problem solving, and innovation. 459 more words

Teaching

What About the Girls?


I have been a strong advocate of teaching boys and girls differently for a few years now. My reasons for pushing gender-based learning are neurological and cognitive – boys' and girls' brains just work differently. 571 more words

EDUCATION

More good stuff on the open frontiers - 3-3-14

More good stuff on the open frontiers: energy, space, education, publishing. Good info but only time to summarize in a paragraph:  

Education

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Change Around Us

Schools Need to Clean House

I have known teachers with so much heart, so many smarts, and so much energy, they are practically super heroes.  I’ve also known teachers who run classrooms by terrorizing children, who can’t construct a grammatical sentence to save their lives, and who put minimal effort into their jobs.  274 more words

Teaching