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January 10, 2011

New Ed. Book: 'Teach a Man to Fish' Is So Yesterday

Will Richardson highlights a new book co-authored by innovationist John Seely Brown, "A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change."

January 07, 2011

Play First, Work Later?

Something is missing from most early childhood and elementary school curricula, according to a growing number of educators, psychologists, and scientists: play time. The New York Times uncovered a growing movement to restore play time to school days. Studies, such as one by the Kaiser Family Founda...

January 07, 2011

Debating 'Everyday Math'

On Doug Noon's Borderlands blog, high school teacher Karl Fisch defends the use of conceptually-oriented math programs like Everyday Math in elementary schools.

December 29, 2010

Wiggins: Proposal to 'Ban Fiction Books' Was a Hoax

Grant Wiggins, the blogger who created a stir by writing that all fiction books should be banned from the English curriculum because boys find them boring, says his proposal was meant to be sarcastic.

December 20, 2010

Should We Ban Fiction Books from Schools?

One education consultant believes replacing most fiction with non-fiction books is the solution to getting boys interested in reading again.

December 01, 2010

Toward Digital Learning for All

A new report lays out steps policymakers can take to bring technology-based learning to every student.

November 10, 2010

Making Students Experts, in Something, Anything

An education professor believes all students should become experts in a single, specific topic.

November 05, 2010

Molding Student Brains in the Tech Era

Naveen Jain argues that in today's constantly changing world, students' knowledge of content is not as important as their ability to learn.

October 28, 2010

The Misrepresentation of Science

The scientific method portrays science as a clean, linear process, when in reality it's a creative and social endeavor, says one blogger.

October 20, 2010

History Lessons

The Washington Post's Jay Mathews reports on an "Expectations of Integrity" code distributed by AP History teachers at a Virginia high school that essentially restricts students from using any resources outside of their course textbook and other classroom materials. The code bans students not only f...

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