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[Instead of just challenge-based learning, how about challenge-based leadership?] Sir Ken Robinson said in Creative Schools: Human achievement in every field is driven by the desire to explore, to test and prod, to see what happens, to question how things work, and to wonder why and ask, what if? Young children have a ready appetite […]
George Lucas Educational Foundation Menu Search Learning Environments Building a 21st-Century Learning Space A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs. December 7, 2017 ©George Lucas Educational Foundation Schools That Work Public, Rural Grades K–12 Eminence, KY What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS This is part of our series and features key practices from in Kentucky. Filed Under Share This Story Follow Edutopia ©2018 George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Technology, leadership, and the future of schools Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs January 5, 2016 by If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to this blog or . I also . Thanks for visiting! [I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!] Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as . Of course this has enormous implications for overall employment, health benefits, and workforce and job stability. this conversation will [soon] reach critical mass, especially around how freelancers continue to learn and upskill in such a fluid work environment.
We Grow Teachers 7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention In A Traditional Classroom 222 Social Pulse 7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention by TeachThought Staff For many teachers, helping students “pay attention” is probably the wrong way to help improve what you’re probably trying to improve. Listless students. Apathetic responses. Uninspired work. Talking. Texting. Behavior issues. “Off-taskedness.” Daydreaming. READ Jan 4, 2018 Dec 7, 2017 Nov 27, 2017 These are the hallmarks of a classroom and curriculum in need of some significant rethinking rather than a few “takeaways” to help students “stare longer at work they don’t care about.
Select Page 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works Jul 11, 2016 | 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works by , Director of TeachThought PD As I’ve written before project-based learning can be an amazing tool for student, teacher, and school growth but only if you’re getting great thinking and learning as a result. It’s not enough to just have students making something or doing hands on, experiential work. Quality PBL takes advantage of built-in and designed levers of quality that helps the teacher as facilitator align the thinking and learning we’re after in our students.
We Grow Teachers Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart 153 Social Pulse Thinking About Your Content Area: Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity Chart by TeachThought Staff Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content. One example is , which is both an instructional design tool for teachers, as well as a (potentially) engaging ways for learners to approach content. This stands in contrast to other learning trends–self-directed learning, for example–that don’t frame or “suggest” content pathways at all, but rather describe another characteristic–who “directs” the learning, for example.