Thursday, March 11, 2010

Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace

An inspiring talk by Randy Nelson who explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media. We should strive to work together collaboratively to achieve results. I liked his quote "...the core skill of an innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

21st Century Learning - Different kinds of minds

Temple Grandin herself diagnosed with autism as a child reinforces in this video about the different ways we process information. She talks about how she thinks visually and that which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She mentions about others who are pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers etc., and how they all process information differently. She reiterates that that we all have different ways of thinking, behaving and learning and that educators need to consider a wide variety of strategies while educating children.

Inspiring & enlightening talk by Temple! Please watch the video till the end and consider sharing this talk with everyone you know. Please post your comments below as I would love getting insight!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Change in the Education System

Meet the Press interviewed Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Rev Al Sharpton, and former speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich. They discussed about learning, accountability, Race to the Top, and their bipartisan effort to affect change in our education system.

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