They read a book quietly under their desks, pester the teacher for extra credit, or, perhaps, they simply check out and act up. Every classroom has a few overachievers who perform above their grade level and don’t feel challenged by
Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky are the authors of the new book, “OUTMANEUVER: OutThink, Don’t OutSpend” (March 2016). Phillips leads OVO Innovation, an innovation consulting company in Raleigh, NC. Verjovsky is a consultant, an entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the
The following excerpt is from the book “Freedom to Learn” by Will Richardson. Tradition and Nostalgia Without question, the biggest barrier to rethinking schooling in response to the changing worldscape is our own experience in schools. It’s what we know,
Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger, published by Corwin, 2015. Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I
A couple of months ago a colleague asked me to recommend a book for his new faculty reading group. I rattled off the names of several, but then wondered if a packet of articles might not be a better option.
The excerpt below is from the book “Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching,” by Jo Boaler. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset.” Believe in All of Your
Excerpted from the book “Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce and Politics” by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko (Mimi) Ito and danah boyd, published by Polity. The following is in Chapter 4, “Learning and Literacy.” What
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