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In this TED talk from Rita Pierson on “Every Kid Needs a Champions” is a great video. She talks about how classrooms lack the kind of human connections kids need to feel inspired to learn. Hope you enjoy!
Reimagining education is about putting the student – the learner – first, with the holistic goal of improving student outcomes. Whether through flipping your classroom, creating a 1:1 learning environment or developing completely unique method of individualized teaching, innovative education … Continue reading
“The concept of a ‘21st century skill’ makes no sense to me. What intrigues and inspires me is how being outside can encourage and facilitate the development of these skills in a more effective way than being stuck inside a classroom.” – Juliet Robertson, Scotland
“Anywhere the student is can be a classroom, and that’s an amazing accomplishment! The world really is our classroom and with access it can become multi-dimensional.” – Dr. Kecia Ray, USA
“It’s not about technology. It’s more about pedagogy and knowledge practices. We have to change our social practices and knowledge practices, and that often calls for changing and shaping our physical environment.” – Kirsti Lonka, Finland
“I know that every teacher can create a classroom environment in which engagement is the norm instead of the exception.” – Mimi Videnova, Bulgaria
“School buildings that are designed for 20th century learning… were designed to deliver education one basic way, by lecture mode, and this no longer serves people who need to learn 21st century skills.” – Randy Fielding, USA
“Remember that you may be the only adult role model and positive doorway into the future that they have” – Australia
In order to be an extraordinary teacher, you must also be a passionate student.
“We changed the reality of a young man who thought that the only solution was violence. Education changed him.” – Brazil
As an educator in the Janga district of Paulista, Pernambuco State in Brazil, Eraldo Guerra has truly seen miracles with his students. “I remember one student from the social (housing) projects who lost the will to dream,” says Guerra. “He felt his … Continue reading
As a social studies teacher in Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, a partnership with the Franklin Institute with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship, Diana Laufenberg works hard to ensure her high-school students create their own learning experiences. And she … Continue reading
Riley Ikni and his team “Dream’n’Touch” were 2011 Imagine Cup Global Finalists from France. They created the eBakPak, which embeds the majority of tools any student might need into his or her backpack in a single software application.
Maria Langworthy is quick to point out that the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL)Research she’s managing globally is still very much a work-in-progress.
Many teachers face challenging circumstances while they work to inspire their students. Sandra Caldas, Teacher, Colégio Estadual Luiza Mahin, Winner of the “Innovation in Challenging Contexts” at the 2011 PiL Global Forum, is one of these teachers. Her students are in … Continue reading
As a student at the University of Beirut during the 1990s civil war, Fida Mohammad El-Homsi, Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher, faced hardships many university students couldn’t imagine.
“Educators – especially in high school – they are scared,” says Leonardo Garnier, Minister of Education in Costa Rica.
Sangeeta Shukramani is a primary teacher in New Delhi, India who takes her role in developing responsible citizens very seriously. Shukramani recently won recognition at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum for her “One Earth, Our Earth – Together … Continue reading
At first glance it’s pretty obvious: Colegio Fontán is different. No classrooms. No teachers. No blackboards. No exams. Technology supports everything they do.