John Dewey: My Pedagogic Creed

The more things change, the more things stay the same…no? I’ve highlighted some juicy morsels :) my pedagogic creed John Dewey’s famous declaration concerning education. First published in The School Journal, Volume LIV, Number 3 (January 16, 1897), pages 77-80. ARTICLE I–What Education Is I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the…

Collaboration for student success: teachers and para-educators working together

**Kartoo Visual search for paraeducators** (type paraeducator in the search field, click on the mindmap key) The idea of extra help in the classroom is becoming more and more a reality for many classroom teachers. As we move away from stand alone resource room models towards inclusion for students with needs there is a recognition…

“Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”

[cross ranted as a comment at Stephen Ransom’s EdTechTrek] [and slightly elaborated] I am starting to think that because many teachers and administrators still do not know exactly what we can do with technology there is a reluctance to put it in the classroom. Example – today the Internet had, for some reason, stopped working…

mind bending…for real ;)

I just discovered this new (to me, at least) blog On the Brain by Dr. Merzenich, a leader in neuroplasticity from UCSF. I’m excited about this little discovery because brain plasticity – the ability my, your brain has to reorganize itself – supports my belief that I can find ways to help people learn, that…

What good is education for girls?

Image: cute_faces by oceandesetoiles made available by a creative commons license on flickr What Good is Education For Girls? by Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni Educating girls and women can bring enormous social, economic and political benefits to developing countries. Dr. Habiba Bouhammed Chabouni, a Tunisian doctor, researcher and For Women In Science Laureate, takes on the…