Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Right Brain interesting find..

"...Brains come with two sides for a reason. They need each other. They fill in each other’s blanks. One is messy by plan. The other regimented. One is linear. The other bounces off walls. One reasons. The other feels. But what happens when they work together is magical. Magical enough to make kids connect, achieve, aspire, succeed. In a future that will require the full measure of our thinking, it’s no time to leave kids half-interested, half-motivated, half-engaged, half-ready.
Remember the right brain. It’s not an education without it..."
The Right Brain Initiative, serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region, seeks to achieve a measurable impact on learning by integrating the community's arts and cultural resources into the education of every K-8 student in the region's school districts. This collaboration among artists, educators, parents, business leaders, elected officials and philanthropists is working to develop a systemic and sustainable solution for providing arts learning opportunities for ALL children.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Studio Schools - an alternative for teenage dyslexic students?

"....Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

In an ideal world all countries would have Studio Schools like these. They would offer our kids who learn differently a chance to use their talents and a chance to leave school inspired and not disillusioned..

Bring on the worldwide educational revolution where one size does not fit all!