Tag: yong zhao

In Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski’s book, “Different Schools for a Different World,” they discuss four shifts that “deeper learning” schools place their focus. They are the following: 1.  Higher-level thinking: The shift from an overwhelming emphasis on lower-level-thinking tasks, such as factual recall and procedural regurgitation, to tasks of greater cognitive complexity, such as creativity, … [Read more…]

Read More The Connection Between “Lower” and “Higher” Level Thinking

If you clicked on this blog post because of the title hoping I would provide answers, I am about to disappoint you.  I think I have more questions than answers after so many thoughts being shared on Twitter.  I am blogging to learn here, not to necessarily share learning. Bare with me. After reading a … [Read more…]

Read More Do the “basics” change over time?

My brother shared this out yesterday: Starting at 11 seconds, great example of student explaining science via vlog format. #eci834 #scichat #edtech https://t.co/i2NzahZRmF — Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) April 5, 2017 It is so good. So brilliant. So articulate. My first thought was, “Do we ask our students to do this type of work in … [Read more…]

Read More Preparing Students for Jobs that Exist Now

(This is trying to look at something that is an obstacle, and creating an opportunity. I would love your feedback and any examples of classrooms doing this already.) I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but I struggle when I see teachers or schools seeking funds for their classrooms through sites like “GoFundMe”. First … [Read more…]

Read More Creating Something of Value

Innovation is more about mindset, than skill set.  This is something that I truly believe and focus on in my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Which I think would also be a good part of this list as well!). In schools though, “innovation” is not only about individuals, but something that is required at all levels. … [Read more…]

Read More 11 Books To Further an #InnovatorsMindset