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(Not) Picking a Side - Skills v. Knowledge

Monday, April 14, 2014

By Warwick Mansell, freelance education journalist Image © frankyjuarez It seemed almost too crazy to be true. Yet my very experienced, non-ideological and well-placed source was adamant that it was right.  And the thing is England’s... more

The Future Without Grades

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Erin Millar, journalist and author Out with the old. (Image © Brad Holt) Imagine it’s report card day. Your child (who, for the purposes of this thought experiment, is in grade five) fishes a crumpled piece of paper out of her knapsack. But instead of containing... more

The Tyranny of Testing – Is the Backlash Coming?

Monday, March 31, 2014

By Warwick Mansell, freelance education journalist Image © Jeff Pioquinto, SJ    “The system has to change. I don’t really know what the answer is, but I do know we don’t get the best out of our pupils by demoralizing or devaluing... more

Lifelong Learning – The Only New Year's Resolution We Need

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

By Jamie Reaburn Weir, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Matthew Piotrowski Learning is one of my passions. It’s a hunger that can’t be satiated. I’m curious by nature and find so many wonderful things about life interesting that I am always... more

Towards 2030: Risky Business

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

by Stephen Hurley, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Matt Piotrowski The idea of risk-taking in the world of schooling often conjures up images of innovative, entrepreneurial educators, prodding and poking at the boundaries of their context, looking for new... more

Under Construction – The Adolescent Brain

Friday, November 8, 2013

By Lisa Levinson, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Most teenagers would not attribute their emerging selves to neurons, synapses, dendrites, axons, or anything else packed into their cranial locker.  Recent research on brain development has confirmed what parents, educators, and others... more

#EDCHAT: Are You Only 140 Characters Away From Professional Development?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

By Kerry Davis, Ed.D, CCC/SLP, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Carrie Warner Mention professional development (PD) to teachers, and you can almost feel the collective eye-rolling. The value of PD activities that are integrated into the work week is... more

Our Children. Our Education.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 focuses on the future of high school education, a future that will be influenced by the wider landscape of education issues. This Learning 2030 Blog entry reflects on the draft of the First Nations Education Act that was published in October... more

Thank A Library For Your Flat Screen TV, Digital Memory

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

By Michael Brooks, Learning 2030 Summit Curator Image © Stanford Ovshinsky/ Energy Conversion Devices It’s amazing what a library can do. That flat screen TV you love so much? Your laptop’s memory card? The solar panels that are helping us fight climate change... more

How Will Students With Special Needs Learn in 2030?

Monday, October 28, 2013

By Jahmeelah Gamble, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor Image © WGSI/Brian Emery At first, I admit, I was unsure just how the Learning 2030 Equinox Communiqué could be applicable to high school students with special needs. As an educator who teaches students... more

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