Secondary [should be] the final shift over to project-based learning and allow much more freedom to students on their choice of topics..[students] will learn whom to go to for certain problems...will not be in classrooms much at all anymore ... will have to organize their time properly and meet with peers and facilitators when necessary. Once completed, if done throughly enough, the student will progress to graduation. Using their skills, portfolio and connections, they will then be able to sell themselves and their capabilities to employers or organizations, or advance to university.
Paul Hillsdon , high school student

Grace Rubenstein

Failing Our Kids: How We Are Ruining Our Public Schools

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 12:05 -- admin

Our public schools are in danger of collapse, and if they do, we will all pay the price.

Healthy public schools are essential for a healthy economy and creating informed citizens. But we are neglecting our schools in a perversely malicious way: making impossible demands on them, strangling them financially, creating trivial changes for the sake of ideology, avoiding necessary changes, and just plain ignoring them.

John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart Discuss Why Children Concern Us All

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:58 -- admin

John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart discuss why the education of children is a concern of the whole society.
Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom. Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

John Abbott on Biological Adaptation vs. Cultural Change

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:31 -- admin

John Abbott speaks on the ways that biological adaptation interacts with human culture.

Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

The changelearning website project emerged from the collaboration of John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

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