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Exams, the Humblebrag and the dangers of medicalising stress

I gave an assembly this morning that seemed to strike a chord with quite a few people, so I thought I would share it here. Please feel free to use it if you think it would help your students. 871 more words

Educational Theory

Schools of Tomorrow, a free "kick-off conference" Berlin, May 4-6 2017

One hundred years ago, educational reformers across the globe strove to create the foundation for new methods of learning and teaching. Industrialization, worldwide migration and urbanization led to profound upheavals, to which progressive educational reformers responded with new school concepts. 394 more words

Spaces For Learning

Ranting at the End of a Long Week About Education's Ability to Impart Joy...

Is education still possible in a dead culture?  Is learning capable of being what is now called, “fun”?  What does it mean to care?  As in, “I don’t care about what we are doing in school.”  Or what about the best moment of the week, when I was told, “It’s the teachers job to make learning fun.” 542 more words

Meditations

Transitions: Inhabiting Innovative Learning Environments

Transitions: Inhabiting Innovative Learning Environments – Graduate research symposia.

While the provision of innovative learning environments in many countries around the world is an exciting and overdue development, they are also presenting new challenges for teachers. 239 more words

Spaces For Learning

Preparing to Meet an Idea

Aristotle teaches us to move our students from the known to the unknown.  We cannot learn new things without some attachment to what we know already.  732 more words

Educational Theory

Entry #1: Thinking on Hoadley & Salmon & Kelly Ch. 1.

January 13, 2017

The inaugural entry!

And since it is the inaugural entry, I thought I’d play around with Padlet as an adjunct space for additional metacognitive nuggets.   639 more words

Intro To Learning Sciences (LSE 500)

Should School Be Hard?

I want to think more deeply about an issue I raised years ago on this blog.  Should someone’s experience in school be “hard”?  Of course such an ambiguous term needs defining first. 744 more words

Educational Theory