Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen for longer stretches. Growing Expectations vs. Human Behavior Children haven’t changed, but our expectations of their behavior have. In just one generation, children are going
LearnStorm is Khan Academy's free, back-to-school program that gives teachers a powerful way to jump start the school year. By combining growth–mindset activities and lesson-aligned practice, LearnStorm drives mastery of core academic skills, motivates classrooms, and builds students’ confidence. Sign-ups open on August 13 and the programs kicks-off on September 4. Learn more at https://learnstorm.khanacademy.org/ Or Start Learning Now here. #mindset #homeschooling #personali
The GGS Positive Education model can be thought of as a road map of what people want for themselves, the students and their children. Good health, frequent positive emotions, supportive relationships, a sense of purpose and meaning, and moments of complete immersion and absorption – a life where a person uses their character strengths in ways that support the self and others, and that has flourishing at the heart. For more about the science behind this model, see the literatu
There is so much out there to read. Recently I came across such an article in the Washington Post. I paused because it was about our schools. But I read on because of the content. Our schools have been struggling in the aftermath of No Child Left Behind. Our teachers are being required to cover an increasing amount of content and to boost scores on a rising number of standardized tests. This required content is primarily geared towards making sure children pass standardized t
Sir Ken Robinson has spent the better part of the last four decades visiting schools that work. In Creative Schools (and in many of his previous works), Sir Ken shares out his learning so that we might all become better educators by exposure. Big Picture Learning has always been proud of the creative schools that make up their network; but they’re humble enough to know that there is much to learn from other creative schools around the nation and around the world. #enrichment
Watch this 4 minute video on the education outcomes that matter most and rethinking STEM, produced by Pricewaterhouse Coopers on the education outcomes that matter most and the importance of re-thinking STEM THE BOOK: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World A Groundbreaking Book on Innovation Education expert Tony Wagner and documentary filmmaker Robert Compton have teamed up to produce a powerful new book about developing an innovation-drive
Here's an overview of what you'll learn: 1) Ken Wilber on Redesigning the Human Education Ken shares his thoughts on why our current education is leaving humanity flying well below its true potential, and what needs to shift so in our education system so we can start educating for the "whole human being" rather than "human being 1/10th". 2) Michael Beckwith on Satori vs Kensho According to Michael, there are essentially two key ways we "wake up". And when you learn the differ
Homeschooling has rapidly become a popular option for parents across the country.
Sam Sorbo told us why she decided to homeschool—and how you can too. The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood sits down with actress Sam Sorbo to talk about her new book, They're Your Kids", and why homeschooling is becoming a popular alternative to public schools. #education #homeschooling #heart #character #video #creativity #passion #motivation
From the June 2014 issue of Live Happy magazine. by Dawn McMullan A 2011 University of Pennsylvania study followed 300 students through a year of middle school, measuring their good and bad feelings (depression, positive emotion, life satisfaction) and how teachers rated their classroom behavior. The study found negative emotions (depression and anxiety) did not predict academic achievement, but positive emotions actually did. Students in the positive group had higher grades
Success is an elusive term. We'll simply categorize success here as the attainment of your own personal goals, whatever those might be. When we struggle in life, success might seem too far off to attain. We look for road maps that might work in our favor, or some blueprint as to how we might best meet our goals. The best lessons often come from the great achievers who came before us. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
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Source In the most profound way, integral education is the sibling of integral medicine. Both are founded on a holistic conception of life. Integral education is guided by the insight that humans are born with a unique biological, social, and spiritual identity, that humans both unfold from the dynamic of that unique identity anddevelop through an ongoing interaction between nature and nurture. So integral education begins with the root meaning of the latter word—educere, to
This article explains how Buck Institute of Learning's new Gold Standard Project Based Learning (PBL) model differs from their older model of the "8 Essential Elements of PBL" and why they made the changes. They think people who were familiar with their original model for PBL will find it helpful to learn about why some familiar elements are gone, but be reassured that the changes are an understandable step forward. OLD MODEL for GOLD STANDARD PBL NEW MODEL for GOLD STANDARD
"Dr. Carson challenged me that the person who has the most control over my life is me. It is time to start thinking really BIG." Check out this interview of a Teen interviewing Dr. Carson about his book You Have A Brain: A Teens Guide to THINK BIG. Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and h
Image credit: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD The family’s cultural values and standards have a tremendous influence toward the character of the children and in turn, influence student achievement. Developmental psychologist, Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD., created The Compass Advantage™ model as a “visual, research-based, engaging way for families, schools, and communities to apply the principles of positive youth development. A framework for understanding why kids need these inter
NEXT 2014 Keynote: Alan November, "Who Owns the Learning?" Who should be working harder during class? The teacher or the students? In the "Age of the Empowered Learner" we can equip our students to take responsibility to manage a large proportion of their learning. We can also empower our students to create content that contributes to the learning of their peers. Research indicates that one of the most powerful strategies to improve learning is to provide students with self a
If you are interested in project-based learning, if you haven't already, check out "Project-Based Homeschooling - Mentoring Self Directed Learners". The book itself is like a manual. Quotes from their website: Project-Based Homeschooling Website Invest in the changes you want to see. Children, even when very young, have the capacity for inventive thought and decisive action. They have worthwhile ideas. They make perceptive connections. They’re individuals from the start: a un