Teaching & Learning

The Right Brain

 It is not enough any more for educators to think outside of the box. 

We educators need to design a whole new box and think in it!  (Paraphrased from Bill Daggett) 

Taking a page out of Daniel Pink's book, A Whole New Mind, this portion of the Teaching and Learning site is devoted to those ideas that are designed to get the right side of your brain working.   

 

 Educational Innovations in the Slums - This is a video from the TED: Ideas Worth Spreading.  In the video Charles Ledbeater, researcher at the London think tank - Demos.   Mr. Ledbeater presents ideas about how necessary it is to design educational experiences that pull, not push, students into learning.  His examples from the slums of India, South America, and Africa tell how some of the world's poorest kids are finding innovative ways to learn.

 

Bring on the Revolution -  Sir Ken Robinson is an author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts.  He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project , Professor of Arts Education at the  University of Warwick and was knighted in 2003 for services to education.  In this talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish. (source: Wikepedia.org and TED.com)