Are you concerned about education in America? Educators seeking personalised learning tools is all the buzz nowadays and if you want some refreshing perspectives about it, how about these books:
“The Smartest Kids in the World” by Amanda Ripley
How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange….The question is whether the startling perspective provided v this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review).
Author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans placed in different countries for a year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his Minnesota suburb for a city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, a Pennsylvania village for Poland.
Ripley discovers that education systems around the world have raised extremely bright and talented people. But how? What can we adopt from others? Can we redesign American education to meet the challenges brought on by globalisation? You can read about her revelations in her new book.
“Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools” by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker
Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. Educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time? You can find detailed information about the strategy, design, and implementation of a successful blended learning program.
For every student and every classroom that is struggling or being challenged with personalised learning strategies. Would you take this opportunity to take blended learning back into your community?