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Friday, October 20, 2017
What Pixar can teach education about creativity/ school rules / maths education / daydreamimg and time for educational heresy.....and a new Prime Minister for New Zealand
New Zealand has a new Prime Minister - great news for education
By Allan Alach
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Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules
A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.
Ten Things Pixar Can Teach Us About Creativity
The fantastic new ways to teach math that most schools aren’t even using
Schools Must Get The Basics Right Before Splashing Out On Technology
How a British School Improved Its Math Scores without Teaching a Single Math Lesson More
The Fisheye Syndrome - Is Every Student Really Participating?
‘Greta doesn’t realize that she is suffering from the Fisheye Syndrome. It’s a condition that impacts our perception, as if we’re looking through a fisheye lens – the kind they use in peepholes. To those afflicted with fisheye, some students appear “larger” than others. They take up more energy and grab more of our attention, making the others fade into the periphery. We have a vague sense that the others are there, and we nag ourselves to include them, but those magnified students are just too hard to resist.’
Contributed by Bruce Hammonds:
Lauren Child: ‘We should let children dawdle and dream’
Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning
What Creativity Really Is – and Why Schools Need It
Why the right answer should not be the primary aim in maths
From Bruce’s ‘goldie oldies’ file
Slow food movement - and teaching as well!
‘If we want to develop 21stC education systems then we will have no choice but to re-imagine education dramatically. We need to implement some heretical alternative thoughts to transform current systems with their genesis in an industrial age an age well past its use by date. Strangely enough none of the idea being considered are new it is just that few school have put them all together. School are inherently conservative and some schools, secondary ones in particular, seem impervious to change.’