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September 17- Sir Ken Robinson

09-01-2017

Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!




News

Which is more important in learning: pictures or text/reading?

What does the first edition of the USA Today have to do with education? It will help explain the answer to two questions:

After information is presented orally, what percentage is remembered after 72 hours, and after information is presented orally including a picture, what percentage is remembered after 72 hours?

Read this month’s October 2017 Ed Tip to discover why pictures are a very important factor in education.