- — Mark Rauscher (@markrauscher)Mon, Feb 16 2015 07:08:38
- I like Mark's quote because the fact is that education needs to be in a constant state of change in order to appeal to our youth and to prepare our students to be successful in the global marketplace.
- — Amanda Hosford (@MandaHosford)Mon, Feb 16 2015 18:32:37Q:"throw out the textbooks"- teachers need to teach to today, but how much can they do w/o administrators changing their focus? #edss530book
- I liked the quote about encouraging teachers to throw out the textbooks because everything we need to know are on the devices in every student's pocket. But, Amanda is right when she brings up the administration's focus. If we want change the classroom, we need administration to get rid of the pacing guides and let the students explore a little more.
- — Brooke Wiestling (@BrookeWiestling)Mon, Feb 16 2015 03:56:30"The immediate availability of information places an even greater premium on critical-thinking skills" -Wagner (p. 37) #edss530book
- Gone are the days where memorizing facts and mathematical procedures helps in the marketplace. Critical thinking is of the utmost importance. What can we do with all this easily accessible information?
- I like this picture because sometimes this what I feel like when I try and search something on the Internet. It is great that all that information is at our finger tips, but it takes skill to sift through all of it! I think we need to bring this information into the classroom, but we also need to teach the skills necessary to use it effectively.
- — Sean Malter (@SeanMalter)Wed, Feb 11 2015 17:17:46"For most students, a “rigorous” curriculum meant having to memorize more vocabulary words and do more math problems at night." #edss530book
- I like Sean's quote because one thing that will engage students is if we assign them meaningful and relevant tasks that are challenging. No one likes busy work.
- — Tara Andersson (@Tara_Andersson)Thu, Feb 12 2015 18:49:02Are teachers focusing too much on content and not enough time on skills for students to be successful in life beyond school? #edss530book
- Again, content is no longer the focus of education. The focus is preparing students to be literate in media use and be able to use the endless amounts of information in a creative and productive way. Wagner points out that the focus should be on the seven survival skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence, Agility and Adaptability, Initiative and Entrepreneurialism, Effective Oral and Written Communication, Accessing and Analyzing Information, and Curiosity and Imagination.
- — Renee Marquis (@marqu050)Wed, Feb 11 2015 03:40:42"I ask them to describe what they see, and they want to know what they should be looking for- what the right answer is" Wagner #edss530book
- We have trained our students to only look for the right answers and to receive the grade they want. Let's start changing education to put the focus back on learning, critical thinking skills and innovation and less focus on test results.
- — Megan Amely (@MeganAmely)Mon, Feb 16 2015 03:05:40Employers are looking for "critical thinking, creativity, mechanical aptitude, and a passion to embrace new ideas." -M. Maddox #edss530book
- The goal for education should be to prepare our students for college and eventually our domestic work force. Megan's quote breaks down what employers are looking for and if American students can't give them the skills they need, then there is no shortage of willing and skilled workers abroad to take our place.
- — Astrid Witt Laido (@AstridLaido1)Mon, Feb 16 2015 05:17:56If you want to encourage young people to be scientists, it’s not how much they can retain but how much they can explore. #edss530book
- I like Astid's comment because the bottom line is that we needs kids exploring in the classroom. We need them taking ownership and interest in their own education. We can't be spoonfeeding students facts any longer, we need to be giving them challenging and open ended questions designed for exploration.
The Global Achievement Gap
A glimpse at the important ideas of chapters 1 and 2 of Tony Wagner's book on what he calls the global achievement gap in education.
byJanine Renner192 Views