Archive for October, 2011

The Flipped Classroom -newly invented – but used in Austalia 20 years ago

The Flipped Classroom Original post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.  at http://wp.me/pKlio-cq Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and […]

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Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street

5 Reasons Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street The classroom and the boardroom are often seen as dissimilar spaces. In classrooms, there are students and teachers; two groups of people that have the most insight on the current debate about what to do with the broken education system, but whom have rarely been […]

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The Simple Complexity of Childrens Thinking

The biggest mistake many teachers make is to assume that students think the same way they do. As once said by the brilliant Bob Samples author of one of my favourite books ‘Open Mind, Whole Mind ‘ If I force the child to see the world in the narrow patterns of my history and myperspectives. […]

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Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks

Guatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks Zak Stone The cost of building new classrooms and schools shouldn’t prohibit students in the developing world from accessing a quality education, but new construction, even using inexpensive materials like cinder block, can run up a five-digit bill in construction costs. Now, Hug It Forward, a nonprofit in […]

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iSad – Memories of Steve Jobs – for my Grandkids

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – #SteveJobs http://www.nationaltimes.com.au/opinion/cartoons Here’s to the crazy ones: a farewell to Steve Jobs by Michael Rose We knew. We may not have wished to know, and perhaps it was easier to push away that sense of impending sadness, the […]

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Teachers Thinking of Leaving the Profession

News Education Teaching http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/oct/03/teaching-poll-behaviour Badly behaved pupils and parents put teachers off Survey by Guardian Teacher Network shows more than half of teachers have considered quitting profession Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent guardian.co.uk, Stressed teacher Is it worth it? Many teachers are thinking of quitting. Photograph: Gabe Palmer/Alamy British parents are increasingly badly behaved and neglectful, […]

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Meta Literacy in Action

Learning without Frontiers: School libraries and meta-literacy in action

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