Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Deep Dive into the Future of Education

Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder of November Learning in Marblehead, Massachusetts, is an international leader in education technology. In his keynote presentation Alan asks the question, "What would you do in the first five days of school?" In the first five days of school a teacher must establish trust with his/her students. Many students know how to be taught, but they do not know how to learn. The mark of an excellent teacher in the digital age is to demonstrate to their students how they themselves learn. Google is the number one source of students doing homework, and they must be taught how to use Google within the context of their subject. Students need to learn how to share their knowledge with others. In the first five days of school, children must be given a purpose, not a grade that has no purpose.

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