Monthly Archives: May 2013

Reflection on Ken Robinson’s TED talk

Here are the points that I didn’t want to forget. Three principles on which humans flourish 1. “Human beings are naturally different and diverse” –> diversity vs. conformity 2. Curiosity “children are natural learners” –> encouraging curiosity vs. stifling curiosity … Continue reading

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What does my classroom look like: beta version

I’ve been wanting to put down in words a description of the classroom I would like to have as a teacher.  I especially want to collect, post, and reflect on my ideas before my first year of teaching (starting September … Continue reading

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Rote learning and standardized testing

I just finished reading “How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?“, by Erin Millar in the Globe and Mail.  It made me consider how much we value teaching and testing individuals rather than teaching and testing … Continue reading

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