You can check out the Wikipedia page for this or listen to this Sir Ken Robinson talk about it. Definitely watch the Sir Ken Robinson talk about it. Basically, it’s the ability to see lots of possibilities. It’s seeing the … Continue reading
I just finished a class tonight. It was an amazing group of students. We had a great time. We really wrestled with the issues and the theories in education. Tonight we talked about the new insights that we picked up … Continue reading
noun [mass noun] (in ancient Greece) a system of broad cultural education. formal the culture of a society. paideia (Greek: ”education,” or ”learning”), system of education and training in classical Greek and Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) cultures that included such subjects as: gymnastics, grammar, rhetoric, music, mathematics, geography, natural history, and philosophy. In the early Christian era the Greek paideia, called humanitas in Latin, served as a model for Christian institutions of higher learning, such as the Christian school of Alexandria in Egypt, which offered theology as the culminating science of their curricula. The term was combined with enkyklios (“complete system, “ or ”circle”) to identify a large compendium of general education, hence ”encyclopaedia.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paideia) I so want this. Well, … Continue reading
I shared this with one of my classes this morning. We spent some time reflecting on Kony2012. We had a wonderful and emotionally engaging conversation about it. But in order to set up the reflection, we used some curriculum theory … Continue reading
I have been reading Seth Godin’s Stop Stealing Dreams. Click here to get it for yourself. I think it’ll be inspiration for a few more blog posts. He highlights how our educational system is built to prey upon our fears. What … Continue reading
…….might have given you a label that some lazy teacher gives them. It happens all the time – a lazy teacher who doesn’t know how to care for a child will label him and get him out of her class … Continue reading
I just heard that line in a documentary that I was watching. It struck me. We can have a “grade school” understanding of many things, and that’s not a bad thing necessarily. Hopefully, we start to develop understanding of many … Continue reading
As a teacher, I get to talk – alot. I get to fill a whole hour. I don’t have to ask a single question. I can just talk, and they have to sit there and follow along. It’s kinda nice. … Continue reading
I Googled a definition of Educational Psychology. The first hit defined it as: Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools … Continue reading
Is it possible to teach leadership in a classroom? As someone that teaches leadership in the classroom, it’s been and probably always be a question that I ask myself. As the saying goes, you either have it or you don’t … Continue reading
I’m definitely not an expert in this, but I recently watch a program FRONTLINE: college, inc. Here’s the link. You have to check it out. It’s very interesting.
It is a program that takes a look at for-profit higher education institutions. It’s fascinating to see the difference between a corporation run higher education institution and one run by academia. The corporate run schools are much more efficient and make a ton more money, but is that the most important thing? At these places it’s not about the faculty, the research, or even the student. The goal is profit, and you’re paying for it.
Whether you run a school or want to go to one, I think you might benefit from watching this program.