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6 Essential Elements to Get Your Idea Across – Part 1

I just started reading the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath which is about why some ideas take off and others don’t. It’s actually blowing me away. The thought of making an idea stick is not just for advertising people but it should be on the minds of anyone trying to get a point across. For example if you are a teacher presenting to students or a student doing a presentation, an entrepreneur selling a new concept or trying to…

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Added by Sal P on April 13, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Right to Education Act After one year in Orissa, India

 

State of Elementary Education in Odisha in the context of RTE: After one year 

Anil Pradhan

With the Act remaining silent on the appointment of regular teachers in schools, the Government of Odisha has gone ahead and initiated a process of recruiting contractual teachers for addressing the problem of teacher shortage. Needless to say, this will only paralyse the entire school education system for the coming 30 to 35 years. Past…

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Added by Anil Pradhan on April 11, 2011 at 4:04am — No Comments

Pay It Forward!

The Flat Classroom™ Projects are global, collaborative projects which focus on the use of Web 2.0 tools to foster connections, communications, collaborations and creations. These award winning, international, wiki-centric projects include the Flat Classroom™… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on April 7, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Sustainable Harvest educational iPad App release in Peru.

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Added by Corey Pressman on March 17, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

The Case Against NCLB

The current structure of the No Child Left Behind program guarantees that children will be left behind for two specific reasons.  The purpose of this note is to elucidate those reasons and suggest concrete solutions.

 

Educational Standards in the 19th Century

 

The most important reason that NCLB can not succeed is inherent in the goals that have been set.  The Educational Establishment wants to go “back to basics” and has concentrated on reading and…

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Added by Robert Zenhausern on March 11, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Developing 21st Century School Leadership

 

I have realised over the past 6 months how few schools are actually clear about what their long term vision is. Part of the impact of this lack of vision and disciplined building of this vision is that schools can quite often be focussed on things that disperse their power and ability. They become like a thirsty person wandering in the desert – going from one mirage to the next. Teachers become inured to change and morale can suffer.

 

In an increasingly competitive…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on March 3, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Don’t Want to Go to College? Maybe Try UnCollege – You’ll be amazed

Mark Twain once said “I have never let school interfere with my education.” and this is the motto of UnCollege, a new movement to redefine what and how we learn. The movement isspearheaded by nineteen year old Dale Stephens and its goal is to create a learning program where students will be ‘self-learners’. In other words, students will not go to classes or get grades (or a diploma for that matter). Instead they will formulate…

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Added by Sal P on February 22, 2011 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

Teaching technique – teach them how to learn part 2

Teaching technique – teach them how to learn part 2



When my students entered the classroom (the first day of classes) I told them,”welcome to biology class”. I quickly inform them that they will learn biology (Failure was not an option). I explained that the focus of the class would be how to learn. I explained that it would be as if I am teaching you how to drive a car. The car is biology. The car is not important-How to drive is important. I am going to teach you how to learn. I am… Continue

Added by William Lambert on February 20, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Right to Education Denied: Why Millions of People Can't Access Higher Education

Imagine that you're a bright young individual who has just finished high school. You're eager to explore the next steps on your educational path. Yet, for a variety of reasons, all you see is one closed door after another in your quest for higher education. With no way to pursue your studies, you may slowly become trapped in the all-too-familiar cycle of poverty and repression.

This is a reality for millions of individuals around the world. Even though they have the motivation and…

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Added by Shai Reshef on February 20, 2011 at 3:47am — No Comments

How to Write “Real Good”

Like it or not we are constantly judged by our writing skills. Whether we are writing a term paper for a class or research report for our boss, the quality of our work will be determined in part by the quality of our writing.  This may not be fair, but there is something we can do about it.

Writing is important because it’s a communication tool. Imagine you had a great song on your MP3 player that you wanted to share with your friends, but every time you played it there was mainly…

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Added by Sal P on February 9, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

From Age to Age - the effects of the shift in educational paradigms

It is currently a frustrating and challenging time in education. It seems as if teachers and educators are speaking one language and having one set of outcomes for the students they teach, and politicians, the media, and parents are speaking another.

Because they are.

It is occurring because they are standing in different paradigms. We are in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift in the human existence and we all are experiencing issues that I suggest are normal to the…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on February 7, 2011 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

Sharing About Kenyan Eduction System.

Sharing about Kenyan Education System.







This year, I promise to be more Vibrant in sharing about Education issues in the Forum.



Let this year be a blessed year as we share advance education and creating a better environment for our children to study and advance their lives as they make their lives better.







The Kenyan school year runs from January to December.



The school year is divided into three terms of three months each, with… Continue

Added by Jared Akama Ondieki on January 20, 2011 at 3:11am — 1 Comment

Join the No B.S. Movement. Check it out: http://twitter.com/bullshitbegone

Join the No B.S. Movement. Check it out:… Continue

Added by BRUCE GEORGE on January 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Myschool website

In Australia recently, the Government has introduced a Website enabling like schools to be compared.

 

The first question to ask, of course, is why only LIKE schools are being compared.

And I can think of only two possible answers:

 

“Well, it wouldn’t be fair otherwise. “

 

Or

 

“Of course we know that schools in a better socio-economic demographic will perform better.”

 

Remembering that it’s politicians driving…

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 20, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

That’s the thing about rankings – someone has to come last.

“Teens struggling at English and maths

December 7, 2010

AAP

The English and mathematics abilities of Australian teenagers have plummeted during the past decade, a new international education report has shown.

The triennial OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests measure how well 15-year-olds from around the world use their knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science to…

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 10, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

The manager and leader differ in the way they use technology. The manager is primarily concerned with using technology to improve the current outcomes. The leader, on the other hand, is interested in…

The manager and leader differ in the way they use technology. The manager is primarily concerned with using technology to improve the current outcomes. The leader, on the other hand, is interested in proceeding to new destinations and in examining the role technology may play in reaching the destination.”

“Ideas for the new Millennium” by Peter…
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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 6, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

The Peasants Couldn't Read

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 6, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Shambles Newsletter November 2010 ... online

Shambles Newsletter November 2010

Added by Shamblesguru on November 12, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

CAT 2010 Analysis brings relief to those taking the exam on later dates!



Those who took the CAT 2010 exam in the beginning of the CAT window are in demand. A first hand CAT 2010 analysis is available through them. Candidates who are taking the CAT exam in the later dates of the CAT window will be able to benefit from the early birds.



CAT 2010 Analysis

CAT 2010 analysis reports have been pouring in from all sources since the day of CAT exam. All the national dailies, coaching institutes… Continue

Added by Saumil Shrivastava on November 11, 2010 at 3:01am — No Comments

International MBA designed for Working Professionals

As many executives today think of earning an MBA degree to give a boost in their career graph, it can easily be said that MBA is the most sought out course today. Traditional MBA programs require a lot of time management to attend regular classes which is impossible for working professionals. Therefore, if you want to earn & learn, then online MBA is the best option available.…



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Added by Jaro Education on November 4, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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