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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Sharing a great video about Changing Education

Sharing a great video about Changing Education

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=related This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. Let me know what you think! Lets start a conversation.

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Whitney Hoffman's picture
Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

We've collected a bunch of videos on education over at our website- differentiatedinstruction.co - lots of Ken Robinson and TED Talks, but also videos of teachers talking about how to make DI a reality in their classroom. Really glad you shared this here! more people need to know about it!

Gloria Mitchell's picture
Gloria Mitchell
English teacher

Really enjoyed the animation and Ken Robinson's TED talks as well. As a parent, I'm wondering how I can play a positive role in introducing some of these ideas into a community and a school district that are currently very focused on standardized test scores. Currently my children attend a private, progressive elementary school where most of their time is spent in project-based learning. I wish all children could go to such schools, and I would love to bring some of what I've come to understand about learning into the public arena, where it could benefit more children (including my own, who will go on to public middle school). But how to even introduce the topic when school board members and the district superintendent are entirely committed to improving standardized test scores, and indeed are proud of themselves for the narrowness of their laserlike focus on these scores?

Whitney Hoffman's picture
Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

I think it's all about being an advocate and spreading ideas slowly with individuals. I sit on the tech committee for our district and I try to " infect" people with these ideas one at a time. It works- it's slow, but it works.

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Gloria Mitchell
English teacher

Thanks, Whitney -- funnily enough, I just joined the tech subcommittee of our district advisory committee. I appreciate the reminder to be patient, which is not always my natural bent. Yesterday I was in the bookstore and picked up "Education Nation" by Milton Chen of the George Lucas Foundation, so now I have a physical book to loan out, as well as web sites and other resources to share. I'll try to take it one person at a time. Thanks again!

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