Monthly Archives: May 2013

In American Schools, What is Quality Work?

For years now, I’ve been asking everybody I meet the same question: “When and where were you when you learned best?”

I’ve asked this question because so many of our national school reform efforts are not about learning at all; they’re about achievement, which has come to mean something quite apart from the stories people tell when you ask them to recall one of the most powerful experiences of their lives.

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This is Water

Or, more specifically, this is the real value of education. See for yourself.

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Has TED run its course?

I just watched the PBS Special TED Talks Education, and it’s made me wonder if the TED phenomenon has, perhaps, gone as far as it can go.

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This is how you help kids learn how to solve problems

As Congress prepares to reauthorize ESEA, how might this sort of learning opportunity be incentivized, so that experiences like this become the norm (in all schools) and not the exception?

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This is what’s at the center of teaching & learning

Watch it — and imagine if every reform effort was primarily concerned with increasing the relational — as opposed to the computational — quality of a school community and the people who work and learn there.

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This is how you turnaround a school

Imagine if all schools showed as much faith in the transformative power of the arts — and of a school committed to developing every aspect of a young person, not just reading and math? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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