It might seem odd to begin a blog post with this title but hopefully you will find that the analogy is quite apt.
We all live in houses. However, the style, the quality, the fittings, the size, and the neighbourhoods that our houses are in are all different. It seems to be a trend in most countries that many people aspire to the larger house, the higher quality fittings, the expensive neighbourhoods, the more impressive styles, and so on. It would be a rare person that aspires to a…Continue
Added by Adrian Bertolini on May 19, 2011 at 1:31am — No Comments
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I’m always interested in reading about educators who are trying to make a difference. I read a lot of blogs that teachers write, but I had never seen a principal with a blog until I discovered The Principal of Change by …Continue
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Originally posted here - http://bit.ly/jRThzG.
Learning new things everyday is one of the fun things about being involved withEnterthegroup.com. I had never heard of a cloud-computing academy until I met Conor (an ETG user). He has some interesting and ambitious goals that I think everyone involved in education would be interested to…Continue
Added by Sal P on May 4, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments
Recently, the Federal Government announced a big carrot for teachers in the form of performance pay. The top ten percent of teachers are going to receive a big bonus.
The first point I wish to make is about the whole carrot and stick analogy itself. The idea stems from the donkey who has the carrot held just in front of him, but as he moves, so does the carrot, as the person…Continue
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Added by Lee Webster on April 23, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sal P on April 13, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments
State of Elementary Education in Odisha in the context of RTE: After one year
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Robert Zenhausern on March 11, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Adrian Bertolini on March 3, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Lambert on February 20, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Shai Reshef on February 20, 2011 at 3:47am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sal P on February 9, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by BRUCE GEORGE on January 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments