Sir Ken Robinson, in an entertaining talk, outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- students are diverse, curious and inherently creative -- and how the U.S. education culture works against them. His thesis is that we need individualize instruction, raise the status of teachers, and return control of the classroom to teachers and local schools.
And he's shows how it's been done. →
Tanya Milligan provides this collection of Zion National Park pictures. The site features Zion's flash floods, snow storms, lightening storms, bright sunny days, the dark bowls of Zion's magnificent slot canyons, backpack trails, hiking trails and climbing expeditions. Follow Tanya on a photo tour of magnificent Zion National Park! →
Unlike this guy, teachers are finding that classroom web sites are great for communicating with students and parents. And students put in more effort when they know that their work might be displayed online.
Learn how a class website can help and how to easily set it up for free! →
The Internet and modern browsers allow students build and test bridges, view plane traffic in real time, change gravity and perform experiments – all from their browser. Check out simulation and visualization tools available now. →
With the events of the last few years, the needs and safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing these subjects or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. Here are some resources that can help. →