Sunday, March 30, 2014

Food for Thought 3/30/2104

Below you will find "Food For Thought" links shared 3/30/2014. Hope you find them useful. If not, check back next week as the menu always changes!
  1. Another example of "nothing does as much harm as good intentions"?- When one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, the results were surprising- ://ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/when-one-new-zealand-school-tossed-its-playground-rules-and-let-students-risk-injury-the-results-surprised
  2. Blog post that truly gets why tech is so important in education today- Is your use of technology "Invisible"?- Invisible Technology empowers its user to be independent, collaborative, and truly shift learning into the 21st century http://thetechrabbi.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/the-invisible-ipad-part-ii/
  3. Have doubts about homework? 5 False Claims About Homework- http://www.educationrethink.com/2014/03/five-false-claims-about-homework.html 
  4. Because the idea that we & students can and should "know it all" is helping to kill the intrinsic love of learning in our schools. Here is an idea- Should all courses be "elective"? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/22/why-all-high-school-courses-should-be-elective/
Background- In my weekly Sunday night email to teachers I end with links to articles, videos, posts and other links that I have curated throughout the week that have made me pause and reflect upon my leadership, my practice, my school, my relationships, and my students.  Awhile ago, a teacher in my building Mr. DeCubellis, shared with me a file of all of last year's "Food for Thought".  Since then I have wanted to curate the materials further myself, beyond an email, and share them with an even larger audience. Additionally, I am still trying to get to posting regularly on this blog and I am hoping that this will provide me with a baby step to getting to at least a weekly post.



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