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Education system is not adequate

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This is a quote from Pew Research

"Our educational system is not adequately preparing us for work of the future, and our political and economic institutions are poorly equipped to handle these hard choices".


As an educator, I am concerned with whether our students gain the skills required for a quickly changing workforce.  
However, when my youngest son, who is in year 10 ChromeCasted this video "Humans  need not Apply" onto  the family TV, the Pew Research statement carried some extra impact.
Will the education my son gains completing Yr 12 and university prepare him for this?  He will graduate  in 7 years time.


Distance Educaton and Visible Learning

Hattie on school improvement:In the Visible Learning for Teachers… book Hattie refers to whole-school improvement as the platform for student achievement. knowthy impactTeachers as Change Agents is more than Teachers as facilitatorseffective drivers: whole school attitude, philosophy and theory of action.wrong driver: fragmented strategiesImprovements are  related to building a collective capacity of teachers in a school to show success - not only in achievement, but also in making learning a valued outcome, by retaining students’ interest in learning, in making students respect themselves and others, by recognising and esteeming diversity, and by building community. Students are never ‘owned’ by a teacher, but by the school.the starting place is governance and policy.Visible Learning for Teachers Maximising Impact On Learning John Hattie 2012 ISBN: 978-0-203-18152-1-2 Student expectations and student achievement:Student Expectations “Student Expectations” to express more clearly that thi…

Fine Art and Chrome

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If you are into fine art and the chrome browser get this extension.
The Google Art Project extension allows each new tab to be a masterpiece

With this extension, you’ll see masterpieces from Van Gogh, Degas, Monet and other iconic artists from museums around the world in every new Chrome tab.
My favorite options are; In every new tabShow apps buttonShow top sites
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