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Nigel Coutts

What might it take to bring real change to education? - The Learner's Way - 9 views

    I had the pleasure recently of listening to Michael Fullan thanks to ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders). Like many thought leaders who are looking closely at the current state of education, Michael builds a strong case for radical change in education.

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies - 53 views

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      Which of these practices do you do in college and in your life?
  • Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with others so to pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen independent thought;Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes;Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information;Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.
Glenn Hervieux

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Edutopia - 94 views

    Was reminded today as I was reading that an important skillset for students is learning Habits of Mind. This article gives a good overview of 16 habits of mind.
Amy Burns

Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills | User Generated Education - 82 views

    For those interested in Maker Education, resilience is one of the recognized skills in a Maker toolkit. Also known as "failing-forward."
A Gardner

Tony Wagner's Seven Survival Skills - 112 views

    brief, quotes defining ea skill
Amy Burns - 71 views

    Great definitions and suggestions in this multi-page guide. Links included, too.
Patti Porto

Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance - 117 views

    Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology
Jon Tanner

Is Brick & Mortar Education Going to be Left in the Dust by Online Learning &... - 52 views

    "Cognitive theories of education that anchor approaches like Constructivism have been suggested as preferable approaches for many decades. Unfortunately traditional educational institutions, as well as certification bodies and most notably political administrations have long favored didactic instruction (basically drill and kill, lecture-centric approaches to education) because the results of these methods are far simpler to track and report. "
    This quote explains what I've been trying to articulate for a while.
Jon Tanner

21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada - YouTube - 21 views

    Good promo video by New Brunswick schools designed to provoke thought and conversation. Particularly notable quotes: "The top ten jobs today didn't exist in 2004." and "Many skills learned in public schools today will be obsolete by graduation." I have some thoughts on this at
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