Post Tagged with: "21st century skills"

Once Around the Bunny’s Ear: Shoe-Tying as a Metaphor for All that is Possible

Once Around the Bunny’s Ear: Shoe-Tying as a Metaphor for All that is Possible

By Rita Platt “I did it!” “Come watch me!” “I’ll never learn how to do it!” “Will you show me one more time?” “Can I […]

Read more ›
If You Need it, Get it! Do-It-Yourself Professional Development in the 21st Century

If You Need it, Get it! Do-It-Yourself Professional Development in the 21st Century

By Rita Platt In my work as a teacher-leader, I often hear teachers lament that they need more training on various methods, strategies, ideas, and […]

Read more ›
Real or Fiction? On the Internet it’s Not Always Easy to Tell!

Real or Fiction? On the Internet it’s Not Always Easy to Tell!

Education 2.0, Featured Articles, The Toolbox July 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

By Todd Fitzpatrick and Rita Platt We all know that the internet is a mix of the best and worst information on any given topic. […]

Read more ›
Why Sherlock Holmes was wrong, and what you should do about it

Why Sherlock Holmes was wrong, and what you should do about it

The Edge of Education July 3, 2013 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

In the story, “A Study in Scarlet,” while introducing one of the most famous fictional characters of all time, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote (and Sherlock […]

Read more ›
Fiction readers’ secret advantage

Fiction readers’ secret advantage

The Edge of Education July 2, 2013 at 9:47 am 4 comments

Scientists are beginning to uncover some powerful benefits of reading fiction. Reduced stress, deeper sleep and less memory loss but also recent neuroscientists have also discovered language found in fiction gives our brains a unique work out—giving those who read it, a distinct advantage over those who don’t.

Read more ›
Is the research paper dead?

Is the research paper dead?

The Edge of Education March 14, 2013 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

“Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t […]

Read more ›
Are you spreading these 4 false myths?

Are you spreading these 4 false myths?

The Edge of Education July 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm 4 comments

If you google, “Harvard Graduates Explain Seasons,” you’ll find a fascinating video clip. Shot as part of the educational documentary, “A Private Universe,” Harvard Graduates […]

Read more ›
See a spark, light a fire

See a spark, light a fire

The Edge of Education July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

When Steven Spielberg was eight, like many young boys, he loved to torture his sisters. Once, caught in the passions of creativity, he cut off […]

Read more ›
Cain’s Arcade: A Modern Day Non-Fiction Fable

Cain’s Arcade: A Modern Day Non-Fiction Fable

Video of the Day April 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm Comments are Disabled

How many lessons, how many morals, how much inspiration, and how many ways can you use this amazing story to teach the things that you […]

Read more ›

The Future of Productivity

Video of the Day November 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled
Read more ›