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October 31, 2014

Great Teachers in an Age of Technology

The human teacher's role in an age of technology is NOT to teach content — something that technology can now do well — but, rather, to do what technology CAN'T do well (or at all) — i.e. provide respect, empathy, acceleration and motivation to students, while encouraging each student's individual passion.

October 30, 2014

For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.

October 25, 2014

The New Educational Model: Extended Brains all Networked Together

In the past, education was almost entirely local; now it's quickly becoming global. Our kids are incredibly more powerful than kids were in the past; they need to be doing, as the content of their education, real projects that improve the world.

October 19, 2014

The Benefits of Accomplishment-Based Education

We need to make all education about real-world accomplishment. Our kids should leave school not with a transcript of grades, but with a resume of real-world accomplishments.

October 16, 2014

The Best Means to BECOMING is Real-World Accomplishment

If the goal of education is for students to become good, capable, world-improving people, "learning" is a necessary but insufficient route for getting there — the far superior route to get there is real-world accomplishment.

October 15, 2014

Report: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use Goes Beyond "Screen Time"

RAND has released a list of six factors that educators and parents should consider when thinking the use of technology with young children.

October 14, 2014

Home Visits

As we invite students to enter our learning community, what do we know about the contexts from which they come?

October 14, 2014

'Screen Time' Alone Too Limited a Gauge of Early Learners' Tech Use, Report Says

Definitions of "developmentally appropriate" technology use for early learners should consider more factors than just total screen time, according to the RAND Corporation.

October 13, 2014

Every Student Can Become a Good, Capable, and World-Improving Person

"Becoming" may be harder to quantify than some of the things we measure today in education, but it is the right goal for our students — and we do not have a hard time recognizing it.

October 10, 2014

Survey Assesses Parents' Concerns Regarding Youth-Sports Participation

When it comes to youth-sports participation, parents host a variety of concerns, according to a new ESPN Sports Poll survey released Friday.

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