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?
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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
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
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
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