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8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact in 2020

The last few years have witnessed a dramatic change in the learning model. The way students are being taught today is very different from the teaching methods that were adopted a few decades back. Technology has brought about various changes in the way education is delivered and received. From self-learning to flipped classroom approach, we [...]

Centering Dialogue in the Classroom: It’s about WE, not ME!

Given the current political climate marked by an increase in school-based hate crimes, engaging students in authentic conversations related to the social, cultural or political—without fear of alienating those who hold different opinions and ultimately compromising curiosity, openness, and critical thinking—can seem like a near-impossible task. Further, educators often express a lack of pedagogical confidence to effectively [...]

The New Superpower

Share everything. That was Robert Fulghum’s first lesson in Kindergarten. It turns out that learning to share will be even more important than Fulghum thought. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence. Production has been the focus of modern economies. We’ve reached the point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, [...]

Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child

  In today’s world of standardized tests, we have an abundance of data available about our children. While all standardized tests are not equivalent and some reveal much more about our children’s capabilities than others, parents today have more information about their children than ever before. As beneficial as such information can be, it also [...]

A Parent’s Call to Action: Leveraging Personalized Learning for Your Child

  From the day of diagnosis, parents of students with disabilities begin the long journey of paving paths through a world designed for the mythical “average” person. In education, we grow accustomed to challenging traditional systems to serve our children so they too can reach their full potential. But the daily struggle is made more [...]

How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity

  Students can’t learn to become a “good person” by doing a worksheet, and their creativity can’t be measured by taking a test. With that said, as teachers, we often feel that it is our duty to teach them to master academic standards, while also empowering them to think creatively, work together, and above all, [...]

By |2020-02-14T14:43:13+01:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Amazing Facts, Beauty, Blog, Cool Tips, Education, facts, features, Get the best of learning, social, tips, Uncategorized|

Gen Z and the Skills Gap

My oldest son, a junior at an elite university in California, went to a traditional college prep high school where he claims he was imminently prepared for post-secondary studies but did little to improve his chances of entering the workforce. My youngest son, a senior at New Technology High School in Napa, flips that script, saying he [...]

By |2020-02-14T13:47:05+01:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Amazing Facts, Education, facts, tips|

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

  The new year has begun with a flurry of activity from the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that provides a blueprint for education and business leaders concerned with the future of work. In September, the WEF published the Future of Jobs Report 2018 and it’s now a hot topic at the annual gathering of [...]

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

In the last few years, machine learning applications have quietly entered every aspect of life: social media to speech recognition, radiology to retail, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service, robotics to route optimization. During the 40 year information age, we told computers what to do. With advances in artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:20:16+01:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Amazing Facts, Blog, Education, events, facts, Get the best of learning, news, Science, tips|

Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice

  The Seven Principles Resource Center The following principles are anchored in extensive research about teaching, learning, and the college experience. 1. Good Practice Encourages Student – Instructor Contact Frequent student – instructor contact in and out of classes is an important factor in student motivation and involvement. Instructor concern helps students get through rough times [...]