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Lawrence Hrubes

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers - The New York Times - 0 views

  • TWO of our most vital industries, health care and education, have become increasingly subjected to metrics and measurements. Of course, we need to hold professionals accountable. But the focus on numbers has gone too far. We’re hitting the targets, but missing the point.
  • We also need more research on quality measurement and comparing different patient populations. The only way to understand whether a high mortality rate, or dropout rate, represents poor performance is to adequately appreciate all of the factors that contribute to these outcomes — physical and mental, social and environmental — and adjust for them.
  • He developed what is known as Donabedian’s triad, which states that quality can be measured by looking at outcomes (how the subjects fared), processes (what was done) and structures (how the work was organized).
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  • “The secret of quality is love,” he said.
Lawrence Hrubes

Photographic education for all - BBC News - 0 views

  • "I don't think a classroom is an appropriate place to teach any more."

    This is not the sort of thing you'd expect a National Teaching Fellow and award winning university lecturer to say, but Jonathan Worth has backed his words up with actions and his latest photography class has removed itself from educational institutions completely.

Jon Zurfluh

AISH - Charting the Learning Journey - 1 views

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    AISH - Charting the Learning Journey #educationdatalearningconceptfutureleadership http://t.co/QthaeZ1mRn via @SlideShare
Jon Zurfluh

Out of the box: Principals are more efficient, effective without their offices - Kent R... - 4 views

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    Fabulous application of new thinking.
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    Wow!!
Arnie Bieber

The Power of Mindset | School21C - 0 views

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    How we learn, think, are motivated, are creative, and how we as human beings develop and innovate, has been heavily researched at an accelerating pace over the past decade. The body of evidence about learning and motivation not only informs educators and parents about human behavior and development, but it also helps us reshape our approach to parenting and education.
Jon Zurfluh

Kindergarten classes should focus on more advanced content, less on basics, research sh... - 0 views

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    Overreaching conclusions from correlative research?
Jon Zurfluh

Are We Learning From Evaluations? - Leadership 360 - Education Week « TechTied - 0 views

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    My rebuttal.
Jon Zurfluh

The international schools finding common ground - Telegraph - 2 views

  • International schools could, given sufficient will-power, pool their resources in a well-managed network. They could agree on the principles of a curriculum. They could pool their knowledge and experience and share the work.
John Mikton

Hospital First in US to Treat Internet Addiction - Yahoo! - 1 views

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    A psychologist first coined the phrase "Internet addiction" in 1995, when the web was in its infancy. He meant it as a joke. But now, with the first hospital-based Internet addiction treatment center opening next week at the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania, Internet addiction is no longer considered a laughing matter.
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