Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute   Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say.   Well, of course! Does this mean we are now going to see a big wave of people jumping on the “new” flipped flipped classroom? (Doesn’t anyone … Continue reading

iPads in school: a toy or a tool? – latimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes iPads in school: a toy or a tool? – latimes.com. While I have no doubt that some teachers in some schools are doing amazing things with technology, it bears repeating that it always has far more to do with the skills … Continue reading

Report: International tests severely misrank U.S. students | eSchool News

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute “In today’s news, a new report says that international tests like PISA are misleading, and the U.S. actually ranks much higher on the global scale–in some cases as high as Finland–once you re-weight data on social class.” Report: International tests … Continue reading

Global Edmonton | Lynden Dorval weighs in on proposed school board policy

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Global Edmonton | Lynden Dorval weighs in on proposed school board policy. I’ve been following this story since Mr. Dorval was first suspended. I hope this passes. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes American public education is like WAL-MART. What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic. Compared with the stereotype of the East Asian model — long hours of exhaustive cramming and rote memorization … Continue reading

Another Attempt to Fix Broken Education by Simply Making it More

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve seen this before. Summer Vacation is once again under attack in the U.S. See: The Case Against Summer Vacation – TIME. There is no question that formal education is broken in the U.S. (To be fair, it isn’t so … Continue reading