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​Education & Entertainment: Two Peas in a Pod

June 1 2014 ​​ Education & Entertainment: Two Peas in a Pod The hardest part of educating children is getting a student’s attention. Ask any teacher, and they will tell you that students are distracted by any number of things: … Continue reading

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Thrun Pivots on Udacity/ MOOCs

http://www.fastcompany.com/3021473/udacity-sebastian-thrun-uphill-climb http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/us/after-setbacks-online-courses-are-rethought.html

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The Gates Effect on Education

Long article mainly criticizing Gates. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Gates-Effect/140323/ But atleast, he is driving down the cost of education & thinking of innovative ideas, compared to the status quo (below)

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Education & Society

Review of Amartya Sen & Jean Dreze’s Book Improving education lies at the heart of solving the problem. India’s underperformance, they write, can be traced to a failure to learn from the examples of so-called Asian economic development, in which … Continue reading

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Teaching Boys

============== http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/print/2013/06/stop-penalizing-boys-for-not-being-able-to-sit-still-at-school/276976/ Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School By Jessica Lahey Library of Congress This year’s end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline … Continue reading

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Summer Job Paid Tuition in 1981

See the below chart & then read the article! Wow! http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021250505_westneat23xml.html Originally published June 22, 2013 at 7:28 PM | Page modified June 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM Yes, summer job paid tuition back in ’81, but then we got … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky on MOOCs

This is really brilliant & a must read. Every time I have a discussion about why the online model should be replicated at the high school stage, the discussion is always about comparing the “best schools” to online education instead … Continue reading

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