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Summary: A blog about learning, about education, about reform, about change, about what it means to teach. I am trying to ask the question "Why we educate" and what my answer means to me as a teacher and how my role shapes society and the whole.
Summary: "Big Ideas in Science Education", a blog post from Teaching Science presents Principles and Ideas of Science Education, a great informal resource for teachers of young scientists who want students to know what real science looks like.
Summary: Steven Anderson shares his knowledge and experience with us through online tools and free professional development to help 21st century educators successfully integrate technology into the classroom.
Summary: Doug Noon, the Alaskan teacher who writes this blog says it best:
Educating people for a democratic society is cultural work. Teachers must become border crossers. We need to be creatively flexible because even if curriculum is standardized, our students are not. Teaching is more than methodology. It begins with understanding, and it depends on personal connections that honor the identities of learners. Conceptual borders are places to make new meanings " to explore different ways of thinking and being, to muck about with difficult questions and to be unafraid of wrong answers.
Summary: Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.
Summary: CommonAction Blog is an arm of CommonAction Consulting, founded by internationally-recognized youth engagement thought leader Adam Fletcher to sustain and expand democracy in the U.S. and Canada by working to re-envision the roles of young people throughout society. The CommonAction blog focuses on issues concerning youth engagement, meaningful student involvement, and societal change.
Summary: The Community Learning Exchange is a network of resilient local communities, vibrant organizations, and active change agents who share their local wisdom and collective leadership approaches with each other so they can be more effective in addressing critical social issues. It provides an opportunity for community leadership groups to openly examine their challenges, freely exchange successful approaches, and become familiar with tools that can enhance local change initiatives. CLE envisions a world in which community challenges are addressed, not by individual leaders, but by collective leadership--groups of local residents working together for sustainable change in 21st Century settings. Unlike conventional learning institutions, which may be grounded in traditional pedagogy and offer a curriculum delivered by credentialed experts and supported by academic texts, the Community Learning Exchange views communities and people as the new instructors and texts for learning.
Summary: The vision of Cooperative Catalyst is for passionate educators to challenge one another to propose sustainable solutions and structures for re-imagining schools and education, supporting one another to enact and refine the ideas. The mission is to educate and push ALL community members to: acknowledge, accept and embrace contemporary ways of self-directed learning both in and out of school; ask new, reformative questions; and offer new, workable proposals for both formal and non-formal learning communities in lean fiscal times. Cooperative Catalyst is built on an open collaborative model, where people who are passionate about education, the issues we face in schools and the world-at-large come together to have meaningful discussions.
Summary: Welcome to our blog about teaching and leading courageously in schools, from pre-kindergarten through college and university.
Courage in Schools houses five different blog topics:
Main Blog (for all educators)
Middle & High School
College & University
Center for Courage & Renewal's Blog
Summary: While this blog covers a wide range of topics, it is centered around the concept of cultural organizing. In the words of Roadside Theater director Dudley Cocke, “cultural organizing means putting culture, including its concentrated expression " art " at the center of a social and political organizing strategy.” It is about drawing collectively on the cultural resources of our communities and using the tools and languages of culture " art, ritual, story " to build power and shift the ideologies that maintain systems of injustice and oppression.
Summary: Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
Summary: Ecology of Education is a multi-author blog dedicated to issues, trends, and ideas in education. The authors represent a range of niches related to teaching and learning. The blog aims to give educators, administrators, authors, policy makers, or anyone connected to education a voice, thereby granting us all a chance to learn about or see an issue from new perspectives
Summary: Founded on November 20, 2004, Education Futures explores a New Paradigm in human capital development, fueled by globalization, the rise of innovative knowledge societies, and driven by exponential, accelerating change.
Summary: Edutopia spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia blogs provide original, creative, practical, and sometimes unusual advice and ideas to get you started -- or keep you going.
Summary: EdVoices.com was created by the National Education Association to be a community of bloggers committed to improving public education in America. The site is a one-stop destination for educators, bloggers, policy makers, reporters and others looking for fresh viewpoints on public education. It is a resource for the most pressing issues facing public education today, including education policy, education technology, and classroom management.
Summary: I am Joe Bower and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exploring more progressive forms of education. I intend on using this blog to uproot some of the most deeply rooted myths that continue to distract people from a love for learning. And I am going to have fun doing it!
Summary: Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore. This blog is primarily about these drives and ways by which we could create learning environments that optimize rather than repress them. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College. His current writing focuses primarily on the life-long value of play.
Summary: Veteran reporter Debra Viadero has written more than 1,400 stories for Education Week and most of them have been about research. She translates, shares, and dissects research findings on schools and learning, along with news about education research, for audiences that extend far beyond the Ivory Tower.
Summary: The mission of the International Association for Learning Alternatives is to lead, promote and support learning alternatives in education. This mission signals our interest in seeing that parents and students have choices of educational programs to meet their needs, interests, learning styles and intelligences. We believe that a one-size education program does not fit everyone and that education is best served by having choices for all.
Summary: Let the Children Play is written by an early childhood teacher working in an Australian preschool nestled in beautiful bushland to share the experiences of teaching and learning in a progressive early childhood setting.