Education reform: We don't need better, we need different

Today's students are immersed in the digital age, but can our educational system keep up? Best-selling author Will Richardson's comprehensive collection of posts from his acclaimed blog,, outlines the educational reform we must achieve to stay ahead of the curve. The book's entries present a multifaceted vision of the 21st-century classroom and describe how a social media-changed world has created new opportunities for:

Project-based learning; Student-created media that develops critical thinking; Extending learning beyond the classroom and school hours; Cooperative and collaborative learning; Student empowerment and career readiness.

The necessary shift will not magically happen, but experts agree that it must happen now. This compilation will inspire educators and parents to engage in the technology their children already embrace, and to take an active role in transforming education to meet the challenges of the digital revolution.

Why is it So Hard for Educators to Focus on their Own Learning?

Why is it so hard for educators to focus on their own learning?

How do you learn? How has your learning changed? What new ways of learning can we take advantage of? In these times of high-speed change, it's doubly important for educators to be reflective about the way they learn, not just the way they teach. When you're introduced to a new tool, get in the habit of asking, “How can I use this in my own learning practice?” not “How can I use this in the classroom?”

17 Jul 2007 03:10 pm

That's a question that I'm really trying to get my brain around of late. In the past few weeks, I have ...

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