Monthly Archives: September 2013

Common Core

“The first question about Common Core State Standards, What will they look like?, has been answered. The answer is: Very different. The internationally benchmarked standards will emphasize creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, presentation and demonstration, problem solving, research and inquiry, and career readiness.”

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Knowing Something vs Doing Something

Is School Enough? (PBS, coming fall 2013)

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See also:
– Tim Draper — “Why don’t schools teach more doing things?” “We don’t teach history, we teach future.”
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– Seth Godin likes to say a resume is kinda useless and it is better to directly focus on projects/accomplishments. Fair enough, but a resume can do that. LINK

– I believe I have also commented here at least a few times about interesting (to me!) projects people could work if they had some spare time. Lots of things to learn and do with respect to solar air heating. And insulation. Both have very active communities on the web and some very good books to learn from as well. Another recent mention was compiling stats on education costs more clearly in each state to expand on the work the Cato Institute has done. google: “How Transparent Is Your State‚Äôs Department of Education?”

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10 Best Paying Jobs, No College Degree Required

Interesting list. I had thought of only 2 of these…

http://knoworthy.com/10-best-paying-jobs-no-college-degree-required/?utm_source=o_fo&utm_campaign=10-best-paying-jobs-no-c-6748

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