Tag Archives: transforming education

Learning Creative Learning

Standard

***Special Transforming Education Announcement***

Free Online Course on Creative Learning

From Lifelong Kindergarten and Mitch Resnick

Courtesy of Sun, Moon, and Stars

           The Lifelong Kindergarten project at MIT is one of the most important and Mitch Resnick, its director, understands the nature of creativity and creative learning more than any one else I know. His new book on creativity and learning is a must-read for everyone. This post provides information on the FREE online course he will be offering beginning in mid-October.

Read…Explore…Get the Book…Take the Course…Share!

Source: Learning Creative Learning

 

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Learning!

 

Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together

Standard

***Transforming Education Series: Remake Learning in Pittsburgh***

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

           The Remake Learning venture in Pittsburgh is celebrating 10 years of one of the most important innovations in education in the nation. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. Today’s post shares the report on these first ten years of its work. In another post I will share their vision for the future. Remake Learning is a key part of the economic and social transformation of the greater Pittsburgh area.

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Get Ideas…Share!

Source: Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together_digital.pdf

Courtesy of Sun, Moon, and Stars

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Remake Learning at 10!

Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

Standard

***Personal Development Series: Developing Multiple Strengths***

Brought to you by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

Courtesy of the Artist

          The world that is emerging, whether we like it or not, requires the development of a broader range of interests and expertise. We need to go back and study the great figures of the Renaissance to understand this better. I have watched this movement toward crossing and melding the traditional disciplines and the emergence of new “interdisciplines” since my work in higher education in the 1970s. The future lies in depth plus breadth and a continual transformation of how we work and live in the world. This is a great essay to remind you to broaden your way in the world.

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

Source: Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

 

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Revival of the Renaissance Approach to Life!

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

Courtesy of Sun, Moon, and Stars

          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!

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

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

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Maker Movement Everywhere!

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

          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!

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Integrate…Share!

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

 

The Creative Apothecary Supports Activity in Classrooms Everywhere!

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

Courtesy of Mermaid Musings

          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.

Read…Listen…Explore…Reflect…Adopt…Share!

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

 

Courtesy of Spread Music Now

 

Courtesy of Bridgelight

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Music for Learning Everywhere!

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

Courtesy of Kids Must Move

          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.

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

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

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of “Beyond Textbooks” in Arizona!

Save

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

          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.

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

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

Courtesy of Kids Must Move

The Creative Apothecary Believes in Learning Through Play in Early Childhood!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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

Standard

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

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

Courtesy of Ohio Montessori Alliance

          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.

Read…Explore…Learn…Reflect…Share!

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

Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Strengths of Montessori Education!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Our Favourite Homeschooling Resources | Happiness is here

Standard

***Transforming Education Series: Homeschooling***

Brought to You by My Curated Information Blog, Create & Be Well

         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.

Read…Explore…Learn…Share!

Source: Our Favourite Homeschooling Resources | Happiness is here

The Creative Apothecary Supports Homeschooling for Young People!

Save

Save

Save