I’m sure you’ve already heard about the new craze that’s taken the world by storm, and that is precisely what I’d like to talk about today: fidget spinners. Everyone loves this hot new toy and while many are praising it for being fun and helpful in the work place, there are many others who are … Continue reading Fidget Spinners in Classrooms: Worthwhile or Worthless?
This past week I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about ways that kids could really benefit from things changing in their schools—for example, how they’d do without homework completely or if they were to get more free time outside instead of being cooped up all day in a classroom. Yet, what I wound up … Continue reading Helping Kids Transform by Turning ISS into Mindful Meditation
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In my previous post containing the first step in getting transformative education into classrooms, I talked about how project-based learning is the future of our education system. In this post, I’d like to talk about the opposite of project-based learning, which is standardized testing. While standardized testing can be a good thing, the fact that … Continue reading Step 3: Getting Rid of the Standardized Testing Priority
The Preface I’d like to preface this post by saying that this will mostly be a rant more than anything else, so buckle up. And what, per-se, might this rant be about? Well, it’s honestly about a lot of things. It’s about how our education system is failing our kids; it’s about how we desperately … Continue reading The Bane of My Existence: The Woman Who Wants to Ruin Education for Us All
A Comparison between Countries For the past few months, something about our education system has been truly bugging me. And it’s not just that I know we need to begin transforming it and molding it to better fit the future of education for our children. Yes, that’s definitely part of it, but there’s something else, … Continue reading Step 2: Integrating Field Trips into the Curriculum
Integrating Project-Based Learning Today during class I was asked why I was so gung-ho about transformative education if I continue to insist that I really don’t want to go into education. I knew the answer immediately, but also knew that I had been telling people the wrong thing. It’s not that I don’t want to … Continue reading Step 1: Transforming Classes with Project-Based Learning
This past weekend I got to see my mom for a few days. We were talking about her job and how she’s been interviewing teachers for her school (she’s a principal at an elementary school in North Carolina). As one of the biggest advocates for transformative education, when she interviews teachers she wants to know … Continue reading What would Your Perfect School Look Like?
If you’re reading this post right now and trying to figure out what in the world this blog is about, then welcome! I have to admit at first I had no idea what I wanted to begin blogging about until I realized how passionate I am about education. That’s why Apples to Oranges was started … Continue reading Transformative Education: What the Heck is That?
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