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What is leadership and a leadership vacuum?Leadership is the capacity to inspire, guide, or direct a group of people or an organization toward a result. Typically, a good leader creates a clear vision with goals, then motivates others to share the vision and work to achieve the goals. A leadership vacuum appears when there are no leaders, current leaders are ineffective, or when leaders are locked in battle.
I found this interesting website that showcases an open source taxonomy for the future of education.The 2019 Global Learning Landscape is an open source taxonomy for mapping innovation in learning and talent. Combining machine learning with a global community of experts, we analyzed over 50,000 organizations, 500,000 apps and considered the 3 million schools, colleges and universities around the world. Using the classical top-down / bottom-up design methodology, the 2019 Global Learning Landscape was built around 50 core clusters along a learning journey. From k...
Check out this story from Fast Company about the Open Syllabus Project. Researchers at Columbia analyzed over six million syllabi to learn what was being taught and what materials were being used. Here are some highlights:Most economics courses are conservative. The notion of "the canon" has lost traction.The same subject is taught differently in different nations
Looking at the plants around EdLab, I found myself thinking, "zip up the xylem, flow down the phloem," a mnemonic I had learned in high school bio to illustrate how plants take in and release water and nutrients.Out of curiosity, does anyone else have particularly memorable mnemonics? Any that have surprised you by their lasting power and/or usefulness? I'd be interested to hear [read] them. Another one that came to me recently when tutoring grade students in math was the fraction rap:"multiplying fractions is no b...
Inspired by the conversation my group had during the DnR about Montessori schools and self-directed learning, I found myself looking through a set of YouTube videos from this one school called the Bowman School in Palo Alto. The Montessori method is typically pretty against utilizing digital technology for learning, and the Bowman School is no different. However, as it's in the heart of Silicon Valley, of course it includes coding in the curriculum, starting from Kindergarten. There have been articles we've posted in High 5 over the years about how Silicon Valley parents and tech moguls
Refugee students face a lot of problems. They have to deal with a new environment, language, and way of teaching and learning. Jordan, already home to over a million refugees from Palestine, has had to deal with another set of refugees from the conflict in Syria and other regions such as Chechnya. Through aid from other nations, Jordan has been able to provide adequate needs and services to refugee students and their families. However, that is all set to
Students and teachers increasingly use social media to share their experiences in U.S. schools. Check out the most viral moments of 2018 in U.S. schools as collected by NPR. Although each ...
It seems that the interest in developing spaces to support active learning is becoming more widespread. According to this piece in Forbes, active learning spaces are the top trend in education for 2018. This is likely to have implic...
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Last week Brian Sweeting and I attended the annual conference held by ITHAKA, the company that runs the digital archive JSTOR. Our group convened in the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, its lobby decked out with festive, platinum-colored decor and a plump Christmas tree, to discuss the future of higher education.The day began with YS Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, who spends 300 days a year traveling around the world on business....
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I discovered some interesting people from an old photo in PK today.from The Chinese Student Club at Teachers College in 1916-------------------------------------------I'm a divider----------------------------------------------Hu Shi( 胡适 ), first from left, was one of the greatest and most well-known Chine...