"I would say students are more creative through home schooling, or tutoring sections in home. They are given freedom to learn in their own style which boost them in creativity. I have tutored many children via tutorz site, and i came to know students…"
"On Twitter follow #edbookclub where we are reading and discussing SKR's Out of Our Minds which discusses creativity and schools. My personal opinion, and it is just that, SKR chooses examples that make his point but are not common. …"
"Do schools kill creativity?
Yes and no.
No: More schools now seem to make a greater effort to encourage kids to use and develop their creative thinking skills.
Yes: Traditional teaching drills into the student's head what…"
"I think Ken is Brill!!!! love his ideas and he has changed the way I think about my students, myself and my own children. His book the element is also great and they now have it in itunes on audio.
I teach in a British school and I really think…"
I was so jazzed by Sir Robinson's thoughts that I bought the book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. It was my son who sent me the link to the TED talk. We talked for days, as we awaited the arrival…"
"I absolutely agree with you Stephanie. Many parents seem to be approaching the subject of Internet Safety from a fear mongering approach, discounting a lot of its uses and writing things off like social network sites as an unnecessary evil. I…"
Since I get myself connected with web , I normally integrate browsing net sites with working . I found this undertaking so relaxing especially when am occupied with much work in the office. For that reason, I tend to agree with the article…"
"My....lord. No, I had missed DOPA completely...I was living in Canada at the time (I'm a citizen of Canada and a permanent resident of the United States, and I tend to get an urge to go live in the other one every so often). What an utterly…"
"Wow. Great idea. I'm quite curious myself. I think the only thing with kids is that there's less self-discipline and the attention spans may be shorter. Also, there's arguably more social activity going on among teens. Did you hear…"
"oddly, i do well in online classes *because* I allocate my time poorly, and I'm a night owl.But the nature of my misuses of my time ("Why have I been reading about Norman Lear sitcoms from the 70s for 3 hours?") is that when I start…"
Good luck in your career change. I started out in corporate advertising and now lead a non profit working to help inner city kids connect with tutors/mentors and learning resources that help them succeed in school. I encourage you to…"
"David Gerard, the science fiction writer, once wrote,[M]assive collaboration is hard. The main problem is how to work with idiots you can’t get rid of, who consider you an idiot they can’t get rid of.
Now, he was talking about Wikipedia…"
Good luck in your career change. I started out in corporate advertising and now lead a non profit working to help inner city kids connect with tutors/mentors and learning resources that help them succeed in school. I encourage you to browse the T/MC web site and see how it combines my advertising experiences with the tutor/mentor goals. As you do your graduate work you may find some opportunities to use this as a case study for some of your classes.
"The depth of your observations from last night is still resonating with me. I'm trying to think of another interview I've given where the questioner understood the material so well that he/she so regularly (and fluidly) went into new intellectual territory. I can't think of any. Pretty amazing. Thank you."
"Steve is one of the most influential yet understated individuals in the world of Education. He gives thought leaders a widely attended global platform to voice their ideas to transform Education, and he does so with tremendous respect and intelligence."
"Steve conducted the most in-depth interview I've ever been through and I enjoyed it to boot!"
"Steve is the Oprah of education."
-Monika Hardy's Students
"The nicest guy in ed tech."
"Steve is a national treasure."
"Steve Hargadon is one of the most important change-makers of our time!"