Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to...

How Technology Is Changing How Teachers Communicate With Students

Source: Teachthought.com Link As technology becomes more commonplace in classrooms, teachers from preschool to higher education are finding innovative ways to use technology to provide feedback to their students. Some educators rely on popular tablet computers to communicate with their students both inside and outside the classroom,...

The Arts Education Partnership

A first-of-its kind, ArtsEdSearch™ grew out of a need for high quality, centrally located, and user-friendly information on the essential role the arts play in developing students’ creative thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills—attributes many education and business leaders identify as important in...

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate heavily in the arts. “At-risk teenagers...

STEM Education In America Is Half-Brained And A Four-Letter Word

The education system in America has been hijacked by the left-brain, convergent thinking Sputnik generation of leadership who fail to recall how imagination coupled with basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics was our country’s formula for success in winning the race to the moon....

The STEAM Camps Are Coming

It's early in the new year but educators across the country are already making plans for the summer and they are thinking STEAM...

TEDxDelft – Theo Jansen – A new breed of beach animals

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car...