Category Archives: education

When Finland’s Teachers Work in America’s Schools 

Welcome to culture shock.  When you switch cultures and keep trying follow your profession, this sometimes happens.  So lets make the change to systems to improve the learners for students. There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United … Continue reading

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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Sometimes revolutions are a good thing that help people.  I think the Finns are onto something.  Here’s hoping. Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

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The Circle of Courage – Native American Model of Education | Creative by Nature

I recently redesigned a course to be based on the ancient “learning circle” or medicine wheel.  I am hoping my students and I are successful as I try to implement these philosophies onto our learning. “Anthropologists have long known that … Continue reading

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An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them and the Results are Profound

I had an interesting comment made in my class today.  It revolved around being punitive rather than being educational.  I wonder why more schools do not head down this route. Instead of punishing them or sending them to the principal’s … Continue reading

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For Young Children, Homework May Be Pointless

It is about to be the start of a new academic year and some publications love to rehash discussions guaranteed to wind people up and sell magazines.  We need a real definition of homework other than the catch-all of “whatever … Continue reading

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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR

Here is a critical article on why lectures don’t work.  It lists a bunch of stuff educators have known for many many years but somehow it is a news flash to many.   Unfortunately it demonstrates the weak barriers education … Continue reading

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The OECD often provides some really interesting data for people to examine.  I enjoyed seeing how pay and working hours were connected across various countries.Daily chart: Teachers’ pay and working hours in the OECD | The Economist

Teachers’ pay and hours worked differ widely throughout the OECD Source: Daily chart: Teachers’ pay and working hours in the OECD | The Economist

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It is great to live in a time where education is starting to be valued as a way to change the world. Dalai Lama on Twitter: “The time has come for us to consider seriously how to change our way of life not through prayer or religious teaching, but through education”

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9 Elephants in the Room That Should Unsettle Us

So many teachers know what works and what does not work when teaching.  However, we also now that there is a disconnect with what we have to do in class and what we know is effective.  This is a good … Continue reading

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Shadowing students – a sobering lesson learned

This blog post shows us something that is very uncomfortable to many educators, how we are actually doing with the students.  This is not being evaluated by the principal, nor an admin person from central office to get a permanent … Continue reading

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