Vicky Colbert, founder and Executive Director of Escuela Nueva stopped by for an informal chat in the green pod over wine and cheese sticks.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to speak to 150 arts teachers, ICT heads, administrators and a handful of industry specialists at the AQA Creative Education Conference in Birmingham, UK.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The education team here at Nesta believe that children are inherent makers who "bake" pies with mud, share stories with their invisible (and visible) friends, create YouTube videos of their friends dancing to popular songs, and have mastered manipulating tablets and touch screens to draw.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
In response to last week's post, @Carloper posed some great questions: what "mastery" are we measuring? If kids are learning in a more open environment, why do we insist on assessing them in a closed, traditional way?
Monday, 25 February 2013
In my first official teaching job I was a swimming teacher for kids aged 4-12 at a summer program in Japan. Terms like 'classroom management', 'student-centered learning' and 'collaborative learning' did not exist in my vocabulary, and 'flipping the class' meant doing somersaults underwater.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013