Last month you were introduced to the Visual Ranking tool. The second tool in the series is the Seeing Reason tool. This tool goes beyond concept mapping by asking students to elaborate on the types or strengths of relationships among the items on their map. Teachers can see what students are thinking and how they understand relationships in a system. Watch this overview at AEA PD Online to find out more information about the Seeing Reason tool.
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 nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Take 20 minutes and watch How to Escape Education's Death Valley.
“The AEA is a prime example of a wonderful organization, with hard-working people who are passionate about their work, which is severely underfunded. What results is children like Elijah are stuck on waiting lists for the resources that can help them learn to the best of their ability. We should never have a world where money is more important that giving children the opportunity to learn.”
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