The Benefit Of College For Disadvantaged Students
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The Benefit Of College For Disadvantaged Students

The Benefit Of College For Disadvantaged Students As a high school teacher, I hope to see my students advance to higher education in the pursuit of their career goals and dreams. This is true of my colleagues as well. Many of our students already plan to attend college—in fact, their parents have already decided that…

A Brief History Of Education [Infographic]
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A Brief History Of Education [Infographic]

Short of lifelong study under monkish self-discipline, any history of education is going to be necessarily brief. Miss some stuff. Oversimplify. Like the one below, conveniently in infographic form that leaves out all mention of Socrates or John Dewey, but includes facebook and MOOCs. That said, it’s worth a skim if for no other reason…

“Education Dislocates People From Their Natural Talents”
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“Education Dislocates People From Their Natural Talents”

In our well-intended insistence to bring everyone up to “proficiency” via academic “standards,” there is also an automatic reductionism that occurs, whereby all of the known universe is distilled into a script of need to know. While the logic seems sounds–how can we know we’re educating students if we don’t know where the learning should begin or…

What Teachers Really Do
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What Teachers Really Do

What Teachers Really Do by TeachThought Staff The “What I Really Do…” meme has seemingly jumped the shark with the advent of the digital postcards littering facebook timelines everywhere. That said, I stumbled on this one earlier and haven’t seen one that better captures the divergent perspectives that confront education. And having taught English for…

What A Chernobyl Classroom Looks Like 25 Years Later
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What A Chernobyl Classroom Looks Like 25 Years Later

Creepy/Haunting/whatdoesthishavetodowithinnovativeeducation post time. In April of 1986, the worst nuclear accident in the world’s history occurred in the Ukraine when reactor 4 melted down. While what happened that day–and in that area since–aren’t really our domain, we did find these images of abandoned Chernobyl classroom interesting. And haunting. Image credits: flickr user Timm Suess

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