Monthly Archives: May 2010

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

via youtube.com I find this approach fascinating. Posted via web from edustange’s posterous

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“Choice theory” and student success. Glasser, W. | We Teach We Learn

Glasser makes a case for choice theory to combat the common reinforcement of a stimulus/response (SR) psychology in today’s classrooms.  He asserts that “SR is completely wrongheaded and totally destructive to the warm, supportive human relationships students need to succeed … Continue reading

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Bill Nye Breaks Down the Oil Spill in Laymen’s Terms

via tv.gawker.com You can count on Bill Nye every time it seems. Posted via web from edustange’s posterous

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For the Love of Learning: Distracted Intentions

Peter Bergman warns us to not get distracted by our plans: Every once in a while there happens to be a trail that travels in the same direction we’re traveling so we follow it. It makes for easy walking. But … Continue reading

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Hunter, Gatherer, Teacher? « My Island View

Back in the day, the teacher was the center of information. The teacher was the Hunter, gatherer, and provider of content. (That description always brings to mind visions from Lord of the Flies.) The teacher was the expert. The teacher … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers: Can Schools Grow Persons? > Richard Lakin’s Thanks2Teachers.com

As I have thought back on my life and what I gained from my “education,” I remember very few teachers.  There was the second grade teacher with whom I fell in love – gentle, caring, personal.  But the two or … Continue reading

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xkcd: Infrastructures

via xkcd.com A student excitedly told me he had just discovered Open Office. I shared his joy but asked him if he had Microsoft Office at home. I quickly backtracked on the question and encouraged him to talk to his … Continue reading

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Educational and Curricular Restructuring and the Neo-liberal and Neo-conservative Agendas

Apple: There are a number of issues that I think are crucial. In my mind, the most important is what I have called in my most recent books (such as Cultural Politics and Education and Educating the “Right” Way) the … Continue reading

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Studio Classroom: Designing Collaborative Learning Spaces — Campus Technology

A new type of classroom design, often called the classroom of the future, is becoming popular in K-12 and college environments. It’s based on the desire to move away from the traditional lecture-based pedagogy toward what is referred to as … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation

via youtube.com If our goal should be to build an empathic civilization, doesn’t it make sense that we should begin by building empathic schools and classrooms? Competitive grading undermines empathy. I was reading this morning about the competition for federal … Continue reading

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