Tag Archives: Creativity

Yong Zhao Weighs in on “A Nation at Risk”

I have to say that I couldn’t agree more with the thoughts of Yong Zhao in his assessment of the real risks for American Education. His thoughts come just in advance of the anniversary of the infamous Nation at Risk … Continue reading

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Educating Kids in a Digital World

A colleague of mine has asked the following question of literally thousands of educators. “If asked, how would high schools students finish this sentence? “School is_________________.” Did you think of the word ‘boring?’ Congratulations, you are as tuned in as … Continue reading

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What do we really want for graduates?

There seems to be little dispute about the idea that a well-educated society is a key predictor for the economic success of a country. However, defining ‘well-educated’ proves to be somewhat elusive. I invite you to put aside all that … Continue reading

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At my fingertips

Last week, I rode along with my husband on one of his business trips. Technology made this possible. With my laptop and a wireless USB stick I was connected to my work for all but a few miles. Additionally, I … Continue reading

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The Myth of Education

I’ve heard other presentations by Sir Ken Robinson, but this eleven minute video does a great job of really summarizing many ludicrous things about our current design in education. From the myth that a college degree will guarantee you a … Continue reading

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Creativity–Chapter 2

In a previous post titled, “The most valuable commodity in the 21st Century,” I addressed the need for schools to foster and not kill creativity. Since writing that post, a colleague shared an interesting article, titled “What Chief Executives Really … Continue reading

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The most valuable commodity in the 21st century.

There is an ongoing debate over the value of an increased emphasis on higher test scores in schools. While not necessarily mutually exclusive, the question may be, “Are we after higher test scores or do we seek to produce a … Continue reading

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