by Shelley Wright | May 8, 2019 | Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, Voices
Why do we have so many students who are frustrated and bored, just waiting to be challenged? We’ve made education about manipulation and hoops instead of inspiring our students to pursue learning that matters to them — learning that can help them make a difference in our communities and the world. By beginning with the Why questions, says teacher Shelley Wright, we can create powerful student-driven learning environments.
by Jennifer Carey | Feb 12, 2014 | Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
School-based tech leader Jennifer Carey shares some highlights from the semi-annual iPad Summit, held most recently in San Diego, with keynoters Audrey Watters and Mimi Ito.
by Smadar Goldstein | Oct 31, 2013 | Creating Global Classrooms, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says â€“ so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.
by Becky Bair | Aug 29, 2013 | Making The Shift, Passion Based Learning, The Compelling Need for Change, Voices
As the new school year begins, teachers can change their “stuff,” says Becky Bair. That’s the easy part. But if they haven’t changed their teaching lives to fit the needs of today’s students, then their classrooms will never become places where powerful learning is always going on.
by Tim Holt | Apr 19, 2013 | Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
If we can teach kids to solve messy problems before they graduate, they might have better luck solving messy problems when they start running the world, says teacher and instructional technology leader Tim Holt. Problem-Based Learning could be the final education reform.
by Connected Educator | Jan 4, 2013 | Connected Leadership, Creating Global Classrooms, The Compelling Need for Change, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
In this open letter, “Connected Educator” offers a blunt appraisal of the consequences for teachers and students when leadership refuses to connect classrooms to the world via public social media.