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Makers Movement Changes the Educational Landscape | Maker Cities | US News

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***Transforming Education/Transforming Communities Series: Maker Movement***

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          One of the key developments of the last ten years has been the emergence of the “Makers Movement,” with its impact on education at all levels and on the development of communities. Today’s post from US News & World Report offers an excellent introduction to the makers movement in education and its impacts. You may discover some useful ideas for your own town!

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Source: Makers Movement Changes the Educational Landscape | Maker Cities | US News

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3 Evidence Based Reasons to Incorporate Movement into Classroom Instruction – Your Therapy Source

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***Transforming Education Series: Children Must Move***

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          Among a host of other problems with current education, the lack of opportunity for children to move and play during school hours is critical. Today’s post looks at three research-based ways that movement can be integrated into classroom activities. Much more is needed!

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Source: 3 Evidence Based Reasons to Incorporate Movement into Classroom Instruction – Your Therapy Source

 

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Using Music And Rhythm To Develop Grammar : Shots – Health News : NPR

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***Transforming Education Series: Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum***

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          I have always been a strong supporter of integrating the arts across the curriculum; music can be an incredibly powerful aid to learning. Today’s post from NPR Health News demonstrates how music and rhythm contribute to language acquisition in children.

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Source: Using Music And Rhythm To Develop Grammar : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

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Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools | Education Dive

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***Transforming Education Series: Beyond Textbooks in Arizona***

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          Across the country, unnoticed by most educators in larger communities, there are many collaborations among rural communities that expand the resources available for students and teachers. The “Beyond Textbooks” project, available to all rural school districts in Arizona, is one of these. It is a model for how local communities can work together to improve education. Thanks to Education Dive for the story.

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Source: Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools | Education Dive

 

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Delaying kindergarten until age 7 offers key benefits to kids — study – The Washington Post

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***Transforming Education Series: Early Childhood Education***

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          Sometimes I just want to sigh and shake my head because we still don’t get it–kids should be learning through play at least until the age of 8. I believe they should learn from play all their lives–but that is for a book. This report from the Washington Post on a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to our already strong knowledge that we should not continue to redefine kindergarten as first grade. Thanks to Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post for continuing to follow this vital topic.

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Source: Delaying kindergarten until age 7 offers key benefits to kids — study – The Washington Post

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5 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Support Montessori Teaching – Exploring your mind

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***Transforming Education Series: Montessori & Neuroscience***

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          It is no secret that I am a great admirer of Montessori education and a long-time critic of most current education here in the US.  I believe we need a complete transformation of our early childhood and K-12 systems. Today’s post is an important one and should be carefully considered by educators and policy makers in education.

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Source: 5 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Support Montessori Teaching – Exploring your mind

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Our Favourite Homeschooling Resources | Happiness is here

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***Transforming Education Series: Homeschooling***

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         The Happiness Is Here blog is a treasure chest of information and ideas about homeschooling and unschooling. Today’s post is one that every homeschooling family should consult.

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Source: Our Favourite Homeschooling Resources | Happiness is here

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Changing Definition of Success Key to Helping Rebels – The Atlantic

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***Transforming Education Series: Why Rebels Are Often Right***

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          This is a timely and important essay from The Atlantic. My over 30 years of working to transform education have taught me that the students you really need to listen to are the troublemakers. Several times I have “shadowed” a high school student for the full day and asked myself and the principal of the school why anyone would put up with the fragmented and rigid high schools in too many places. What are the schools in your community like?

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Source: Changing Definition of Success Key to Helping Rebels – The Atlantic

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These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement by Diane Brooks — YES! Magazine

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***Transforming Education Series: Saying NO to Standardized Testing***

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           It is no secret that I have opposed standardized testing for decades. It has no benefits for children or schools and does irreparable harm in many cases. Today’s post from YES! magazine tells the inspiring story of the Seattle teachers who got the current opposition to testing movement working. Kudos to them and to YES! for the report.

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Source: These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement by Diane Brooks — YES! Magazine

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4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools | Janet Lansbury

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***Transforming Education Series: Early Childhood Education***

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           I am absolutely passionate about the need to transform early education: play must be the central focus because this is how children learn. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Janet Lansbury and offers some cogent reasons why we should ditch the current bastardized academic model.

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Source: 4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools | Janet Lansbury

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