When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” — it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find […]
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A new parent toolkit has helpful ideas about what parents can do at home to support their child’s learning in school. It highlights the big educational concepts students should master in each grade and offers tips about the kinds of questions parents can bring up at home.
Robot Turtles is a tabletop board game that teaches children as young as 3 years old the fundamentals of computer programming. Entrepreneur Dan Shapiro came up with the idea while playing with his kids, and took a leave of absence from Google to get the game into production.
Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.
Many birds migrate thousands of miles every year. It’s a perilous journey, and an important one for the ecosystem. Of the estimated 20 billion birds that migrate south each fall, only about half return to breed in the spring.
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence. That means they have a longer period of time to learn from their environment — and maybe learn Chinese.
In the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, the authors discuss how American teachers can create opportunities to become leaders in their schools and in their fields. This excerpt focuses on how educators in Finland see themselves as leaders.
As kids head back school this fall, educators and researchers are teaming up to figure out what kids learn from tinkering, and how it may help prepare them for the future.
The school, simply named 42, requires no high school diploma and no money to apply. It’s turning French education on its head, but it may also solve some of the country’s most pressing problems.
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.