Category Archives: Public Education

How we Learn in Three Ways

Did you know that the brain has three distinct memory types — Semantic, Episodic, and Procedural memories? It’s an important point because the way we teach and learn has always been focused primarily on catering to one memory type — Semantic memory or memory … Continue reading

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A Grand Bargain for Education!

Education reform is always on my mind — mostly because it is such an important issue. It may be the most important issue our country faces right now. How can we educate a person for life, a very long life, a life that will … Continue reading

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The Educational Making of an Innovator

I wrote last time about the techniques of the One-Room school house — different ages learning in one room (at their own pace), one teacher with each student for his/her entire school career, and regular school stopping after 8th grade. With those ideas … Continue reading

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Bring Back the One-Room School House!

Long below there was a Department of Education, there was the one-room school house. According to the book: Why School – Reclaiming Education for All of Us, by Mike Rose: The one-room school typically included first through eighth grade; ages … Continue reading

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Why is Education Front-Loaded?

How can we educationally prepare for a life and career that will be radically different than what we know now? If you prepare for something, doesn’t it follow that you have to know what you are preparing for so you can design your path … Continue reading

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A Focus on Individuality in Learning.

What does it mean to be an individual? I think it really can be summed up as the components that make us who we are. And, it is very important to carefully define this term because it has such a … Continue reading

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What is Career Readiness?

There is an important fact that is too often overlooked when students are preparing for post-seconding education and their eventual career. It is that 60% of jobs will require some post secondary education, but only half of those (30%) will require a 4-degree. … Continue reading

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