Jan 18

An A+ Students Regrets his Grades

The purpose and meaning of education is widely misunderstood and wrongly presented. This is why the education system needs “reinventing, not reforming,” according to Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner. We’re creating a culture – reinforced by society and habitually drilled into students from an early age and well into their teens – that revolves …

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Dec 14

Educate for Problem-Solving, Not Factories

Quick show of hands: How many of you actually enjoy doing homework? That’s more or less what I figured. (I don’t see anyone with their hands raised.) A 1948 U.S. survey showed that the typical high school student spent three to four hours on homework … per week. But as America raced into space during …

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Dec 02

Why I Hate School But Love Education

Nov 27

Why Finland’s Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World

A new global league table, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit for Pearson, has found Finland to be the best education system in the world. The rankings combined international test results and data such as graduation rates between 2006 and 2010, the BBC reports. Read the full story on BusinessInsider.com

Nov 09

Khan Academy Founder Talks Radical Education Reform and The One World Schoolhouse

Oct 04

What if we trusted you?: Jerry Michalski at TEDxCopenhagen 2012

Sep 27

McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

SUMMARY: As digital learning platforms continue to personalize education, McGraw-Hill SVP Jeff Livingston believes schools, particularly at the high school level, will need to rethink grouping students by age and instead organize students by competency. Read the full story on Gigaom.com

Sep 07

Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

This is an NPR story describing something that seems obvious to me — that how teachers perceive a child’s potential can impact how that child actually performs academically. Harvard professor Robert Rosenthal did some research that verifies this phenomenon … Read the full story at At Each Turn

Aug 06

7 Ways to Educate Yourself Out of the Classroom

The cost of continued education is soaring, and rate increases still loom on the horizon for many college students. Couple this with the fact that tuition costs are rising faster than inflation, and it’s not surprising in the least to see college-age kids starting to look elsewhere for education alternatives. Read the rest of the …

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Apr 25

Creating Innovators: Why America’s Education System is Obsolete

America’s last competitive advantage — its ability to innovate — is at risk as a result of the country’s lackluster education system, according to research by Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner. Taking the stage at Skillshare’s Penny Conference, Wagner pointed out the skills it takes to become an innovator, the downfalls of America’s current …

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