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Mr. Sonnier can’t even make a frown if he tries. “The smile just wants to break out,” he said. “That’s just me. That’s just me, Mr. Hartman, that’s just me.” The guy clearly loves his job.
He’s new to the principal position, but he’s been working at this same school for more than 30 years. In fact, Mr. Sonnier began his career in education just down the hall. “This was my office right here,” he said, opening the door to a small closet. Office in the most liberal sense of the word.
"This is a mop room," he acknowledged.
We profiled 20 schools from over 13 states serving over 10 thousand students, some in urban schools, some in suburban, some in rural, some in traditional, some in charters, some purposeful built, and some transformed. Regardless of the differences, the one aspect that was common to them all, was their ability to provide deeper learning experiences and better prepare their students for this new world.
These schools use project based learning, are not hesitant to utilize new tools, connect and engage in community based learning- and all emphasize a “show what you know” culture.
It’s time to shine a light on Deeper Learning.
The Atlantic’s Alan Taylor sifts through thousands of photographs to assemble his breathtaking In Focus galleries, covering everything from the conflict in Syria to volcanic activity around the globe. For the video above, we collected more than 80 photographs from the past year to create a three-minute montage set to a track by Broke for Free. The result is a visceral, graphic look at the tragedies and triumphs of 2013 and a tribute to the photojournalists who documented everything along the way.
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What if you took the traditional school day and flipped it on its head, not literally, of course, but having lessons offered at night at home and homework done by day in the classroom?
That’s the experiment under way at Clintondale High School just outside Detroit, an area still reeling from the economic and social ills of the nearby city. The school serves many low-income families and faces tight budgets and declining enrollment.
The experience was an eye opener for the teachers. Several teachers said that attending other teachers’ classes gave them ideas about how to improve their own teaching.
On the 2.8 million-acre Pine Ridge Indian Reservation—home to nearly 40,000 members of the Oglala Lakota Sioux nation—alcoholism and suicide, especially among young people, occur at alarmingly high rates. Families that have been poor since the U.S. government forced tribes onto reservations more than 120 years ago see few prospects for breaking out of seven or eight generations of profound poverty.
Outrunning those odds for Legend and other American Indian youths living on and off reservations is perpetually challenging. Over the past decade, as the high-stakes school accountability era saw every other racial and ethnic subgroup of students make steady, if small, improvements in education outcomes, Native American youths, on the whole, stalled or lost ground.
Starting today, across 160 countries, in 25,000 classrooms, over 4 million students have signed up to be the first to experience the “Hour of Code” and Code.org’s new learning platform with video tutorials by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh and Bill Gates.
Afraid of math? Watch this!
What can you learn just by looking at social media? Here is an interesting example. A cautionary tale for students.
Here’s a fun challenge to give to students and most adults; try to wait ten minutes before looking at your phone when you hear your text message notification. It’s a difficult challenge for most people. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that compulsion to check text messages in order to make studying a part of students’ text messaging habit.