John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them.
Twitter is a medium of conversational direction and a discovery platform for the text and conversations that matter.
In the years since thousands of laptops have been given to students and teachers, they've become such a part of classrooms that teachers often underestimate how much they use them.
From Robert Krulwich: If you can … fall in love, with the work, with people you work with, with your dreams and their dreams. Whatever it was that got you to this school, don’t let it go.
A liberal arts education creates citizens: people who can think broadly and critically about themselves and the world.
The students in the Independent Project are remarkable ... because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience.
The genius of this school is not in a program, it's not in the laptops, it's in the learning. It's in teachers designing learning that they know will work for kids ... and they have the space and the time and the autonomy to do it.
Once or twice a week, I spend early mornings in our natural-food-and-free-wireless coffee shop in town. Over the months, I've gotten to know a few regulars.
"In a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil, the kids loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn't let that stop them."