Justo Méndez Arámburu has had a very clear message about IDEC 2012 over the last two months.
“The most important day of IDEC 2012 is April 1st.”
That date is remarkable because it is the day after the conference is over.
In total, the conference will bring together over 750 young people, educators, community leaders, organizers, academics, and advocates from around the world and across Puerto Rico. But, the most profound accomplishment of conference organizers has happened even before the conference begins. Unlike so many other conferences, IDEC 2012 has been organized to have maximum impact in the lives of young people and communities in Puerto Rico after the international...
Posted on Mar 22, 2012 - 06:58 AM by Scott Nine
When I was twenty years old I contemplated dropping out of college to travel the world an find interesting education projects to work on. In the end I decided that I wasn’t quite ready to do that. I wanted to get some experience working in education and creating locally before going out to see what the rest of the world was working on. So I finished college, went to grad school and became one of the founding teachers of the Community School for Social Justice, a small public high school in the Bronx.
In 2006 my good friend Becky Raik and I quit our teaching jobs and started Camp Kadia. It was the most fulfilling thing I had ever done in my life. Years of thinking, planning, and...
Posted on Oct 31, 2011 - 12:54 PM by Jonah Canner
Posted on Jun 16, 2010 - 02:53 PM by Luis Moreno
The Finnish philosophy with education is that everyone has something to contribute and those who struggle in certain subjects should not be left behind.
A tactic used in virtually every lesson is the provision of an additional teacher who helps those who struggle in a particular subject. But the pupils are all kept in the same classroom, regardless of their ability in that particular subject.
Finland’s Education Minister, Henna Virkkunen is proud of her country’s record but her next goal is to target the brightest pupils.
‘‘The Finnish system supports very much those pupils who have learning difficulties but we have to pay more attention also to those pupils who are very talented. Now we have started a pilot project about how to support those pupils who are very gifted in certain areas.’’
Posted on May 04, 2010 - 01:57 AM by Sara Schmidt
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