Leaders To Learn From 2014

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Education fixes have been explored for many years, costing governments and schools billions of dollars, according to Professor John Hattie. This month’s Reading List features his two new reports exploring what does, and doesn’t work in education. In the first report, What doesn't work in education, he contends that many popular solutions are mere distractions and have little impact on student learning. In the second one, What works best in education, he explores solutions, including agreeing on what a year’s progress should look like. Both reports help to answer the question, ‘How can we ensure that every student achieves at least one year’s progress for one year of schooling?’

Who owns the learning?

Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom by Alan November from November Learning on Vimeo.

In this video presented by Mobile Learning Institute, Alan tours his hometown of Marblehead, MA and comments on the historical global vision of his community. Alan challenges us to think about the emerging role of “student as contributor” and to globalize our curriculum by linking students with authentic audiences from around the world. (For more, read Alan’s article, Students as Contributors: The Digital Learning Farm, found at http://novemberlearning.com/resources/archive-of-articles/digital-learning-farm.

Michael Fullan on What Doesn't Work in School Reform from Chris Landry on Vimeo.

Published on Feb 13, 2014

Prof. Stephen Heppell talks about tomorrow's learners, classrooms of the future and how to guide students to assist their own learning.
He answers some of the burning questions in education today:
1. He discusses how important the next ten years being the most important, in terms of: Sheer numbers, physical space, cognitive science, the pace of change.
2. How important parents and grandparents are in the learning process
3. How will learners of tomorrow differ from learners of yesterday? And how do teachers prepare for them?
4. How can digital literacy be benchmarked and assessed like literacy?
5. You've observed that we should harness the power of the leaners' voice. Can you explain more about this?
6. Physical space is changing as well. You've mentioned these different style classrooms. How do you see this continuing to change?
7. What do you see as the role of a company like Pearson in the future?
8. What will replace the current curriculum development process?

'Know thy impact'

How do we see ourselves as teachers?