Tag Archives: Educational Innovation

Technology in Schools

Look around you. How many examples of technology are available at your fingertips? Do you have a computer? (Laptop, desktop or tablet computer such as an iPad?) How about a smart phone? (not to be confused with a basic cell … Continue reading

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WHAT!!!??? No Textbooks Allowed

Without a doubt I lambasted textbooks and publishers in my last post. Many of you may be wondering, if school districts stopped buying textbooks what teachers should use to teach. To the dismay of textbook publishers, I would suggest the … 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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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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5 Barriers to Schools Graduating Career Ready Students

Most people seem to agree that public education should in some way prepare kids to be productive members of society. In fact, many of the schools with which I’m familiar actually have similar wording as a part of their mission … Continue reading

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