Posts Tagged 'learning'

Video: Daniel Pink – Innovative Thinking

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is illuminating.

In this video he delivers the 6 abilities that matter the most for innovative thinking.

Watch it here.

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How innovative are you?

What can business learn from dog training?

What lessons can business, managers and parents learn
from dog training?

Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist who presents three lessons learned.

Watch the full video on ForaTv.

Is Twitter causing students to fail?

A recent Canadian Press article headline blames Twitter, social networking and texting for poor student grammar and writing skills.

One would think that the sky were falling upon scanning that headline.

On closer reading, however, it seems the root of the problem is a lack of attention to mandating grammar lessons or a language proficiency exam to assure standards. The article cites the Associate Dean of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia who blames “poor- or no – grammar instruction in lower schools.”

Contrary Findings

A separate article shows that researchers in Canada, the U.S. and Britain who have studied the text messages, online chats and face-to-face conversations of real teenagers say their findings overwhelmingly show the kids are all right.

Moreover, a 2009 U.K. study found that textism use was actually driving the development of phonological
awareness and reading skills in children.

Persistent Problem or Today’s Neologisms?

So what is the rush to blame social networking communication for an apparent failure in grammar and writing skills?

New words, abbreviations and acronyms enter our language all the time. Words such as radar, x-ray, robotics, cyberspace, pro-choice, pwn, quixotic, blog, and soccer mom are neologisms. What has been their affect on literacy and our communications?

The Rise of Standards or Downfall of Civilization

Bottom line may be maintain English language standards and testing in elementary and secondary schools. We can’t just go blaming every new thing for the down fall of society or social skills at a minimum.

Otherwise u cld b ROTFL 4 ea SM site thnkn its pwned
yr grmmr skls 4evr! LOL ;-p

Future learning requires a “vision” today

A perennial favorite since Michael Wesch released it.

Ask yourself , “How are we preparing tomorrow’s leaders today?”

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Principal Declares Recess is NOT “Free Time” « FreeRangeKids

Sometimes I think our society has come so far from darkness
to enlightenment no more Inquisition, for instance; no more
Scarlet A’s that we have come full circle and are now back
to being idiots. A case in point? This principal’s letter to parents
about why she doesn’t want kids to consider recess ”free time.”
– from Principal Declares Recess is NOT “Free Time”

Time for an Educator “time out.”

How do we prepare the brightest and most creative problem solvers of the next generation if we do not focus on their learning environment?

In a previous post I shared how one national non-profit organization was supporting structured recess and “play” at schools to improve the youth developmental environmental factors that contribute to a child’s learning success.

Unfortunately, here’s a story where a beleaguered administrator might need a time out to reflect upon what research shows works to best support a learning environment.

What’s your opinion?
Is recess and “free time” important in youth development?

What is the learning environment like at your neighborhood schools?
What is the role of recess and unstructured play time “recess” at schools near you?
Leave your comment.

Using Twitter for Educators

David R. Wetzel presents “5 advantages for Teachers” for using twitter
for helping keep teachers stay more engaged in their profession and
in the learning business.

See his five tips HERE.


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