We are presenting Perspectives on Education and Innovative Schools from across the world. Perspectives is presented to expand horizons and view points on learning in the process of education.
A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the purpose of school?
Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Schools
Technology’s primary effect is to amplify human forces, so in education, technologies amplify whatever pedagogical capacity is already there.
How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
Does Music Give You Math Skills? It’s a Tricky Equation
Though scientists have not precisely determined how, or if, music education and performance give a person increased skills in areas like math and science, researchers do know that musicians have some increased cognitive abilities.